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Headword: Κηπαία
Adler number: kappa,1526
Translated headword: garden [door]
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a snare/trap in a garden.
Greek Original:
Κηπαία: ἡ ἐν τῷ κήπῳ παγίς.
Note:
Same entry, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon; very similar one in ps.-Zonaras. It has probably been generated by the genitive of the headword (a feminine noun) in Hermippus fr. 47 Kock (preserved by Athenaeus, Deipnosphists 15.668A = 15.6 Kaibel), now 48 K.-A.: "as for the unhappy pan, you may see that resting beside the socket of the κηπαία in a pile of sweepings". Without any further information, the Suda and ps.-Zonaras assumed that the thing in a garden with a socket was some kind of snare or trap. But Pollux names the κηπαία θύρα as a part of the house in 1.76, and as a derivative of κῆπος in 9.13; garden doors are also mentioned in Diogenes Laertius 7.25. This reading is accepted by LSJ s.v. κηπαῖος II.
Keywords: architecture; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 17 November 2008@01:58:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 17 November 2008@05:47:31.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 21 February 2013@10:19:32.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 December 2014@09:31:39.
David Whitehead (codings) on 1 May 2016@04:52:34.

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