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Headword: Μαγίς
Adler number: mu,14
Translated headword: lump, cake, trough
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] knife.[1] Aslo [sc. attested is] μάγειρος ["butcher/cook"], [meaning] he who divides up the barley-cakes.[2]
Greek Original:
Μαγίς: μάχαιρα. καὶ μάγειρος, ὁ τὰς μάζας μερίζων.
Notes:
Likewise in other lexica (see the references at Photius mu11 Theodoridis); and cf. Aristophanes of Byzantium fr. 52 Nauck.
[1] "Knife" does not seem to be one of the attested meanings of μαγίς (for which see also mu 15). For machaira see also mu 302.
[2] See also mu 10. Compare Herodian the grammarian, quoted by Orion [Author, Myth] 100.4, whence Etymologicum Magnum 573.4.
Keywords: daily life; definition; food
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 September 2004@01:03:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 10 September 2004@03:46:32.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, augmented notes) on 7 May 2008@12:04:54.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 24 April 2013@08:55:35.

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