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Headword: Ἠλακάτη
Adler number: eta,190
Translated headword: distaff
Vetting Status: high
A woman's tool.[1]
"Distaff, maker of well-spun thread."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the neuter plural] ἠλάκατα ["distaff-wool"], [meaning] fine threads.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἠλακάτη: ἐργαλεῖον γυναικός. ἐργάτιν εὐκλώστου νήματος ἠλακάταν. καὶ Ἠλάκατα, λεπτὰ νήματα.
[1] Same or similar entry in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon; and cf. a scholion on Homer, Iliad 6.491, where the headword occurs (accusative case: web address 1).
[2] Greek Anthology 6.174.4.
[3] cf. scholion on Homer, Odyssey 6.53: web address 2.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; poetry; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 July 2006@23:07:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 23 July 2006@06:44:16.
Catharine Roth (added another link) on 23 July 2006@17:18:07.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 11 December 2012@00:55:08.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword) on 11 December 2012@07:15:54.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 8 April 2015@00:30:57.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 8 April 2015@02:52:48.


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