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Headword: Κᾶλα παλαίθετα
Adler number: kappa,201
Translated headword: woods long-positioned
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] dry timbers, [ones] put aside a long while ago. For a "wood" is a timber.[1] Out of this [word] also [comes] "wood-foot", a wooden foot.[2]
Greek Original:
Κᾶλα παλαίθετα: ξηρὰ ξύλα, ἐκ πολλοῦ ἀποτεθέντα χρόνου. κᾶλον γὰρ τὸ ξύλον. ἐξ οὗ καὶ καλόπους, ὁ ξύλινος ποῦς.
Notes:
The headword phrase, in the neuter plural, is quoted from Callimachus, Hecale fr. 242.
[1] cf. kappa 186, kappa 195, kappa 211, kappa 247.
[2] This is a "cobbler's last" or "shoemaker's last", a foot carved from wood and used by shoemakers as a form for fashioning or repairing shoes. See web address 1 below for the LSJ entry on καλόπους ; and kappa 248.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: botany; clothing; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 March 2008@05:01:54.
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David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 March 2008@09:18:48.
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