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Headword: Εἰκαία
Adler number: epsiloniota,66
Translated headword: random
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] slight, by chance.[1] Callimachus [writes]: "slight, from which the grinding-woman rubbed off not a little." That is, of which the miller-woman did not separate or even clean off the husks, i.e. bran. Meaning the flour has not been shaken.[2]
Greek Original:
Εἰκαία: ὀλίγη, ὡς ἔτυχεν. Καλλίμαχος: εἰκαίην, τῆς οὐδὲν ἀπέβρασε φαῦλον ἀλετρίς. τουτέστιν ἧς τὰ ἀποβράσματα, ἤγουν τὰ πίτυρα, οὐκ ἀπέκρινεν, οὐδὲ ἀπεκάθηρεν ἡ μυλωθρός. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἄσειστον τὸ ἄλευρον.
Notes:
[1] Similarly glossed in other lexica.
[2] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 334 Pfeiffer, with scholion; cf. alpha 1146, alpha 3259.
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; food; poetry; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 August 2005@22:22:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 August 2005@04:45:08.
David Whitehead on 23 November 2012@05:08:59.

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