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Headword: Γύργαθος
Adler number: gamma,508
Translated headword: creel, wicker-cage
Vetting Status: high
And [there is] a proverb: "you are blowing up a creel", in reference to those laboring in vain.[1]
So a γύργαθος [is] a couch [sic!], in which they whirl-around the palsied and demonic.[2]
Greek Original:
Γύργαθος. καὶ παροιμία: Γύργαθον φυσᾷς, ἐπὶ τῶν μάτην πονούντων. Γύργαθος οὖν κλίνη, ἐν ᾗ τοὺς παρέτους καὶ δαιμονιώδεις στροβοῦσι.
The unglossed headword is also, Adler reports, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
See also under mu 219.
[1] Appendix Proverbiorum 1.89.
[2] The precise source of this addendum is unidentifiable, though in substance it corresponds to material in the medical writer Paul of Aegina (C7 CE), Epitomae medicae libri septem 3.14.3.
Keywords: daily life; definition; medicine; proverbs; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 July 2002@14:27:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 20 July 2002@11:59:45.
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 5 November 2003@04:48:25.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 12 June 2012@05:54:07.
David Whitehead on 30 September 2015@04:17:11.


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