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Headword: Ἱμαῖον ᾆσμα
Adler number: iota,343
Translated headword: water-drawing song
Vetting Status: high
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.
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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