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Headword: Κρόταφος
Adler number: kappa,2478
Translated headword: temple
Vetting Status: high
A part of the body.[1]
Also the back part of a book.[2]
"[... they] putting on a certification in accordance with the temple of the book, through someone having assumed the craft of those who write such things."[3]
Greek Original:
Κρόταφος: τὸ μέρος τοῦ σώματος. καὶ τοῦ βιβλίου τὸ ὄπισθεν μέρος. κατὰ τὸν κρόταφον τῆς βίβλου ἐμβαλόντες ἐκμαρτύριον, διά τινος ἐσχηματισμένου τὴν τέχνην τῶν τὰ τοιαῦτα γραφόντων.
[1] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (1557).
[2] Most probably, what we would call the spine; the same term is used to refer to the narrow edge of stone stelae; see LSJ s.v. (web address 1). Note that this presupposes a modern, codex-style 'book' rather than a papyrus roll (beta 275).
[3] Quotation unidentifiable (Adler suggests Aelian.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; law; medicine; trade and manufacture
Translated by: William Hutton on 19 February 2009@11:46:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmeticules, keyword, status) on 19 February 2009@13:56:03.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 February 2009@03:07:19.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 March 2013@07:08:39.
David Whitehead (coding) on 2 May 2016@09:29:38.


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