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Headword: Λακάνη
Adler number: lambda,46
Translated headword: hod, flat pan
Vetting Status: high
What in common dialect [sc. is the headword] λακάνη ; from the intensive prefix λα- and the [verb] χαίνειν ['to gape open']; for [it is] flat; but the Attic form [is] λεκάνη .
Greek Original:
Λακάνη: τὸ μὲν κοινὸν λακάνη: παρὰ τὸ λα ἐπιτατικὸν καὶ τὸ χαίνειν: πλατὺ γάρ: τὸ δὲ Ἀττικὸν λεκάνη.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 1143, where the Attic-dialect version of the headword appears: 'herons [carried the mortar] in hods'. Again at lambda 230.
LSJ does not attest the koine form of the word except in the Suda. The Attic form occurs several times in Aristophanes: Birds 840 as well as 1143 (hod); Clouds 907 and Wasps 600 (pan). Contrary to the etymology proffered here, the term seems simply to be an expanded form of the Attic noun λέκος 'pan'.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 26 August 2004@21:05:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 27 August 2004@03:23:38.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 27 March 2013@06:31:05.
Catharine Roth (tweak, deleted link) on 13 September 2013@01:32:58.


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