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Headword: Λῖτα
Adler number: lambda,609
Translated headword: linen-cloths
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] coverings/curtains/veils.[1]
"[Trajan] dedicated two elaborately-crafted linen-cloths and the horn of a urus mounted in shining gold."[2]
Greek Original:
Λῖτα: καταπετάσματα. ἄνθετο δοιὰ λῖτα πολυδαίδαλα καὶ βοὸς οὖρον ἀσκητὸν χρυσῷ παμφανόωντι κέρας.
Notes:
[1] On the headword li=ta, for which no nominative singular exists, see generally LSJ s.v. For its gloss here, with a neuter plural, cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 8.441.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.332.3-4: but read genitive οὔρου for the Suda's οὖρον (again at omicron 955) and, more important, δέπα ("cups") for the Suda's λῖτα .
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 June 2009@08:18:18.
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