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Headword: Κηρύκειον
Adler number: kappa,1545
Translated headword: herald's wand
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a staff. Or what someone climbs onto and proclaims.
Greek Original:
Κηρύκειον: σκῆπτρον. ἢ ἐφ' ὃ ἀναβὰς κηρύσσει.
Notes:
See also kappa 1544, kappa 1546. The present entry has the same definition as in Hesychius kappa2562, though Hesychius has the grammatically correct ἐφ' ᾧ . This definition distinguishes the herald's wand (LSJ s.v. I) from the place he proclaims on (LSJ s.v. III, which attributes this sense only to the lexica, and thinks this is a stone).
Herodian, De Prosodia Catholica vol. 3,1. p. 375, distinguishes a κηρυκεῖον "with a single gender and appelative (= noun)" from an adjectival and proper noun κηρύκειον --- which should mean that the herald's wand is κηρυκεῖον . That is clearly not so, but the context of the discussion is nouns for locations, so a similar distinction between wand and location may have been intended instead.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; politics
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 18 November 2008@01:40:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 18 November 2008@03:25:35.
David Whitehead on 22 February 2013@05:43:27.

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