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Headword: Ἱμαῖον ᾆσμα
Adler number: iota,343
Translated headword: water-drawing song
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
That which is said when water is being drawn; from [the verb] ἱμᾶν . But others [say it means a song] for milling.[1] "And somewhere a certain water-carrying man raised a work-song": Callimachus in Hecale [sc. writes this].[2]
Greek Original:
Ἱμαῖον ᾆσμα: τὸ ἐπὶ τῇ ἀντλήσει λεγόμενον: παρὰ τὸ ἱμᾶν. οἱ δὲ τὸ μυλωθρικόν. καὶ πού τις ἀνὴρ ὑδατηγὸς ἱμαῖον ἔγρει. Καλλίμαχος Ἑκάλῃ.
Notes:
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Frogs 1297.
cf. iota 331, iota 344, iota 357, iota 358, upsilon 38.
[1] cf. mu 1411.
[2] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 260.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 April 2006@00:41:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 13 April 2006@03:20:04.
Catharine Roth (corrected my coding) on 13 April 2006@10:57:41.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; cosmetics) on 2 May 2008@04:40:27.
David Whitehead on 11 January 2013@05:57:45.

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