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Headword: Ἑστιάτωρ
Adler number: epsilon,3219
Translated headword: feaster
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the one who issues invitations to entertainment and partying.[1] But the diners are [called] banqueters.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἑστιάτωρ: ὁ εἰς εὐωχίαν καὶ εὐφροσύνην καλῶν. δαιτυμόνες δὲ οἱ ἀριστηταί.
Notes:
= Synagoge epsilon873; Photius, Lexicon epsilon2027. Adler also cites the Ambrosian Lexicon (2089) as a comparison. Apparently the point is that the headword might be taken to refer to the receiver of hospitality rather than the giver.
[1] This part of the entry also appears, inter alia, at Hesychius epsilon6400. Compare the different tradition (but along the same substantive lines) in Harpokration s.v. (citing Demosthenes 39.7) "the one who lays out a table for certain people":
[2] cf. delta 129.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; food
Translated by: William Hutton on 26 January 2008@07:59:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 27 January 2008@12:20:01.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 8 July 2011@04:39:48.
David Whitehead on 1 November 2012@06:04:57.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 17 February 2016@06:23:28.

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