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Headword: Κολλάβους
Adler number: kappa,1924
Translated headword: cakes, rolls
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
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.
Notes:
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).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
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.
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Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 8 March 2013@16:35:02.
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