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Headword: Εἰλαπίνη
Adler number: epsiloniota,97
Translated headword: revel
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a festival, a banquet.[1]
[The term comes] from spending abundantly. For λάπτειν [is] to empty out [sc. the coffers].[2]
Greek Original:
Εἰλαπίνη: ἑορτή, εὐωχία. ἀπὸ τοῦ δαψιλῶς δαπανᾶν. λάπτειν γὰρ τὸ ἐκκενοῦν.
Notes:
cf. epsiloniota 96; also iota 289, iota 290.
[1] cf. the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 1.226, where the headword occurs (in the phrase 'revel or wedding?').
[2] cf. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 8.362F [8.64 Kaibel].
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; ethics; food
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 August 2005@08:54:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 20 August 2005@16:37:34.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 21 August 2005@05:06:59.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references, raised status) on 9 April 2006@11:56:03.
David Whitehead on 23 November 2012@07:01:40.
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