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Headword: Κολλάβους
Adler number: kappa,1924
Translated headword: cakes, rolls
Vetting Status: high
Those loaves of bread that are similar in form to the pegs of the kithara. But some [say they are] a kind of four-cornered flatcake or small loaf; from change being made [κολλυβίζεσθαι ] from large [coins].[1]
For κόλλαβοι are the tuning-pegs of the strings.[2]
Greek Original:
Κολλάβους: τοὺς ἄρτους τοὺς ἐοικότας τὴν πλάσιν τοῖς κολλάβοις τῆς κιθάρας. οἱ δὲ εἶδος πλακοῦντος τετραγώνου ἢ ἄρτου μικροῦ: παρὰ τὸ ἐκ μεγάλων κολλυβίζεσθαι. Κόλλαβοι γὰρ τὰ τῶν χορδῶν ἐπιτόνια.
The headword, quoted from Aristophanes (see next note), is accusative plural of kappa 1923.
For the kithara, see kappa 1590.
[1] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Frogs 507 (web address 1).
[2] Likewise in Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon; also a scholion on Plato, Republic 531B (web address 2; cf. kappa 1957). See also a scholion on Lucian (61.2 Rabe).
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; meter and music; philosophy; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 December 2008@23:26:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks) on 30 December 2008@04:23:19.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 March 2013@03:00:13.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 8 March 2013@16:35:02.
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