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Headword: Ἑστιατορεῖον
Adler number: epsilon,3216
Translated headword: feasting-hall
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a table.[1]
Greek Original:
Ἑστιατορεῖον: τὸ τραπέζιον.
Notes:
Comparable entry, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (2125). In ps.-Zonaras 880.24 the same headword is glossed with δειπνοκλητόριον , 'dinner-invitation'. Otherwise this -ορεῖον form is found only in grammarians. For the -όριον form see e.g. Herodotus 4.35.4 (Ionic), Pausanias 5.15.12.
[1] Strictly speaking a τραπέζιον should be a "little table" (diminutive of τράπεζα , tau 906), but in late Greek the distinction disappears. From its use as a gloss here it may be that the lexicographer is thinking that the term means "table-room", but that usage is not attested elsewhere.
Keywords: architecture; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; historiography
Translated by: William Hutton on 26 January 2008@06:39:41.
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David Whitehead (x-ref) on 27 January 2008@12:13:49.
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