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Headword: Γλωσσόκομον
Adler number: gamma,301
Translated headword: case, casket, chest
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] wooden repository of [= for] remains.[1]
"Festus the proconsul was sent into Asia, he to whom the imperial [treasure] chest was entrusted. He flourished in the time of Valens."[2]
Greek Original:
Γλωσσόκομον: θήκη λειψάνων ξυλίνη. ὁ δὲ Φῆστος ὁ ἀνθύπατος πέμπεται ἐς Ἀσίαν, ὃς τὴν βασιλικὴν γλῶσσαν ἐπεπίστευτο. ἤκμαζεν ἐπὶ τοὺς χρόνους Οὐάλεντος.
Notes:
The etymology of the headword γλωσσόκομον is noted in LSJ s.v.: case to keep the reeds or tongues of musical instruments; nevertheless it also has a general sense, as exemplified here.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
[2] Eunapius fr.39 FHG (4.29); see more fully at phi 279.
Keywords: biography; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; meter and music; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 31 July 2002@09:29:50.
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