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Headword: Ἐπιχειλές
Adler number: epsilon,2768
Translated headword: rim-full
Vetting Status: high
This is the term for a measure which is not filled but falling short. Aristophanes [writes]: "[Themistocles] made our city full, having found it [sc. merely] rim-full."
Greek Original:
Ἐπιχειλές: οὕτω λέγεται μέτρον τὸ μὴ πλῆρες, ἀλλ' ἀπολειπόμενον. Ἀριστοφάνης: τὴν πόλιν ἡμῶν μεστὴν ἐποίησεν εὑρὼν ἐπιχειλῆ.
The Aristophanic quotation has been given more fully at alpha 2737.
The present entry's headword, neuter nominative-accusative singular of this adjective -- and glossed accordingly (cf. already Hesychius epsilon5426, glossing τὸ ἐλλιπές , and Pollux 5.133) -- must be quoted from somewhere else. An extant possibility is Synesius, Dion 14.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; history; imagery; politics; rhetoric; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 February 2007@06:49:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 9 February 2007@22:42:35.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 11 February 2007@09:19:16.
David Whitehead on 22 October 2012@08:38:46.
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