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Headword: Κυψέλη
Adler number: kappa,2802
Translated headword: cask
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] container of [= for] bees; the hoof of the ear is also called [this].[1]
"Bees have nested in the lair as if in a cask; and the honey was dripping from the heads."[2]
Greek Original:
Κυψέλη: κυβέρτιον μελισσῶν: λέγεται δὲ καὶ ἡ ὁπλὴ τοῦ ὠτός. αἱ δὲ μέλιτται ἐκπεφωλεύκεισαν ὥσπερ ἐν κυψέλῃ τῷ φωλεῷ: τὸ μέλι δὲ ἐλείβετο κατὰ τῶν κεφαλῶν.
For this headword see already kappa 2801, and again kappa 2803.
[1] = Synagoge kappa527 and Photius, Lexicon kappa1279 Theodoridis, both of which however read ὀπή ('opening') for the clearly erroneous ὁπλή ('hoof').
[2] Iamblichus, Babyloniaca fr. 15 Habrich.
Keywords: agriculture; definition; food; medicine; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 10 March 2008@15:24:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; tweaks and cosmetics) on 11 March 2008@04:15:08.
William Hutton (augmented n. 1) on 11 March 2008@06:19:34.
David Whitehead on 25 March 2013@10:34:09.
David Whitehead on 2 May 2016@13:33:30.


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