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Headword: Κιβωτός
Adler number: kappa,1578
Translated headword: box
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] coffer, chest.[1]
A κιβωτός and a κίστις are different. [This is] because the κίστις is for reception of foods, but the κιβωτός for [that of] garments and money.[2]
Greek Original:
Κιβωτός: λάρναξ, κίστη. κιβωτὸς καὶ κίστις διαφέρει. ὅτι ἡ μὲν κίστις εἰς ὑποδοχήν ἐστιν ἐδεσμάτων, ἡ δὲ κιβωτὸς ἱματίων καὶ χρημάτων.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica and scholia; see the references at Photius kappa694 Theodoridis.
[2] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Knights 1211. For κίστις , see kappa 1679, kappa 1680.
Keywords: clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; economics; food
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 October 2008@21:46:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 October 2008@04:23:04.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 24 February 2013@05:19:56.

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