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Headword: Λάκκος
Adler number: lambda,60
Translated headword: pit, reservoir, tank
Vetting Status: high
[The] Athenians and the other Greeks dig holes under ground, making them wide with four rounded corners, plaster the sides, and put wine and oil in them; and these they called lakkoi.
Greek Original:
Λάκκος: Ἀθηναῖοι καὶ οἱ ἄλλοι τῶν Ἑλλήνων ὀρύγματα ὑπὸ τὴν γῆν ποιοῦντες εὐρύχωρα καὶ στρογγύλα καὶ τετράγωνα καὶ ταῦτα κονιῶντες οἶνον ὑποδέχονται καὶ ἔλαιον εἰς αὐτά: καὶ ταῦτα λάκκους ἐκάλουν.
Lightly adapted (and foreshortened) from Photius, Lexicon lambda46 Theodoridis.
The word lakkos was applied to various kinds of holes in the ground: LSJ entry at web address 1; for the kind glossed here see e.g. Xenophon, Anabasis 4.2.22. For a metaphorical use of the word see lambda 61.
For lakkos-compounds see lambda 58, lambda 59.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; food; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 December 2001@22:15:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 1 January 2002@05:29:12.
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword; tweaks) on 27 March 2011@07:27:45.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 27 March 2013@07:47:21.
David Whitehead (coding) on 16 May 2016@06:26:51.


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