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Headword: Λαύρα
Adler number: lambda,152
Translated headword: alley, lane
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a narrow public passage, a locality, a street; through which the multitudes flow.[1]
Or an alley: a narrow street, where [there is] total impurity. Or the filthy place.[2]
Also [sc. attested is] 'alley', [meaning] the narrow dwelling-place of the monks.[3] See in the [entry] 'entrance to an alley'.[4] So [it is called a] λαύρα because of the fact that the multitudes [λαοί ] flow [ῥέειν ] in it.
Greek Original:
Λαύρα: δημόσιος στενωπός, ἄμφοδος, ῥύμη: δι' ἧς οἱ λαοὶ ῥέουσιν. ἢ Λαύρα, ἡ στενὴ ῥύμη, ἔνθα πᾶσα ἀκαθαρσία. ἢ ὁ ῥυπαρὸς τόπος. καὶ Λαύρα, ἡ στενὴ κατοικία τῶν μοναχῶν. καὶ ζήτει ἐν τῷ οὐδὸς ἐς λαύρην. λαύρα οὖν παρὰ τὸ ῥέειν ἐν αὐτῇ τοὺς λαούς.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius lambda7 Theodoridis), and cf. the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 22.128, where the headword occurs.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Peace 99, where its meaning is privy/sewer.
[3] The word "lavra" is still used to designate a monastery.
[4] omicron 827.
Keywords: Christianity; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; geography; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 January 2007@09:38:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note, set status) on 18 January 2007@10:56:02.
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