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Headword: Ἰπνός
Adler number: iota,552
Translated headword: oven
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a furnace, a kiln; or a lantern.
But by a misuse of language [it can mean] a hearth.[1]
"A rich cake baked in the oven".[2] That is, a plakous.
Or a part of the house, that which we call mageireion ["cook-shop"]. But the furnace is properly called ipnos.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἰπνός: ὁ φοῦρνος, ἡ κάμινος: ἢ ὁ φανός. καταχρηστικῶς δὲ ἡ ἐσχάρα. ἰπνέστα πιαλέου φθόϊς. τουτέστι πλακοῦντος. ἢ μέρος τι τῆς οἰκίας, τὸ λεγόμενον παρ' ἡμῖν μαγειρεῖον. λέγεται δὲ κυρίως ἰπνὸς ἡ κάμινος.
Notes:
[1] cf. scholia on Aristophanes, Wasps 836 and Birds 436; similar glosses in other lexica. See also iota 550.
[2] cf. Greek Anthology 6.299.2 (Phanias), quoted further at theta 429. For φθόις , see phi 507.
[3] Abridged from Harpokration s.v., an entry generated by Lycurgus fr. 75 Conomis (and citing Pherecrates' comedy of this name); also Photius and Hesychius; cf. mu 10.
Keywords: architecture; comedy; daily life; definition; food; poetry; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 July 2006@22:53:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 July 2006@03:35:31.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 July 2011@05:59:13.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2013@06:46:36.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 9 February 2019@18:29:16.

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