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Headword: Ἡμιεκτέον
Adler number: eta,326
Translated headword: hemi-hekteus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A measure, that is, of four choinikes; for the bushel [medimnos] is of 48 choinikes.[1] So the sixth [hekteus] of these [is] 8 choinikes. The hemi-hekteus, that is the twelfth part of the 48 choinikes, [is] 4. Hemi-hekteus is to be spelled with an epsilon and not ἡμιεκταῖον .
Greek Original:
Ἡμιεκτέον: μέτρον, τουτέστι τεσσάρων χοινίκων: ὁ γὰρ μέδιμνος μη# χοινίκων ἐστί. τούτων οὖν τὸ ἕκτον εἰσὶν η# χοίνικες, τὸ δὲ ἡμίεκτον, τουτέστι τὸ δωδέκατον τῶν μη# χοινίκων, δ#. ἡμιεκτέον δὲ διὰ τοῦ ε λεκτέον καὶ οὐχὶ ἡμιεκταῖον.
Notes:
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 645.
See also eta 327, eta 328.
[1] For choinikes see chi 590, chi 591; for medimnoi, mu 403, mu 404.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; mathematics; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 August 2005@04:32:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (supplied headword translation, set status) on 9 August 2005@13:43:02.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 10 August 2005@02:06:43.
David Whitehead on 17 December 2012@03:16:58.

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