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Headword: Λεκιθοπώλης
Adler number: lambda,235
Translated headword: peasepudding-seller, pulse-seller
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Masculine in gender [when spelled] with an eta, but feminine [when spelled] with an iota; [the latter means] a woman selling eggs.
Greek Original:
Λεκιθοπώλης: ἀρσενικὸν διὰ τοῦ η, θηλυκὸν δὲ διὰ τοῦ ι: γυνὴ πωλοῦσα ᾠά.
Notes:
cf. generally lambda 236.
The headword itself is attested only here (and in Pollux 7.198), but the feminine version occurs in Aristophanes (Plutus [Wealth] 427) and Lucian (Lexiphanes 3).
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; food
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 April 2008@09:13:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 9 April 2008@21:36:21.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 10 April 2008@03:20:18.
David Whitehead on 4 April 2013@07:49:46.

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