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Headword: Ἱστιορράφος
Adler number: iota,691
Translated headword: sail-patcher
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who is] knavish. From a metaphor of those who stitch rigging. And the Egyptians are linen-makers. Aristophanes [writes]: "a sail-mender almost [took] this woman".
Greek Original:
Ἱστιορράφος: πανοῦργος. ἀπὸ μεταφορᾶς τῶν τὰ ἄρμενα ῥαπτόντων. καὶ οἱ Αἰγύπτιοι δὲ λινοποιοί εἰσιν. Ἀριστοφάνης: ὀλίγου ταύτην ἱστιορράφος.
From a scholion on Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 935 (web address 1). The line is misquoted here: it should be αὐτόν "him".
For ἰστία see also iota 689, iota 690, iota 692, iota 693.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; geography; imagery; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 April 2006@16:29:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 26 April 2006@03:21:11.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 16 January 2013@03:45:46.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 17 January 2013@00:24:11.


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