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Headword: Μύλακες
Adler number: mu,1402
Translated headword: millstones
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] stones for milling.[1]
The singular [is] μύλαξ .
"The king/emperor had a golden mill, from which he used to be fed."[2]
Greek Original:
Μύλακες: μυλώδεις λίθοι. ἡ εὐθεῖα Μύλαξ. μύλην δὲ χρυσῆν εἶχεν ὁ βασιλεύς, ἀφ' ἧς ἐσιτεῖτο.
[1] (Or: like millstones; in the Greek the terminology in this area overlaps more than can readily be conveyed in translation .) Likewise or similarly in other lexica (see the references at Photius mu590 Theodoridis), and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 12.161 (where μυλάκεσσι occurs).
[2] Quotation (and individual) unidentifiable; cf. generally mu 1408.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 31 July 2009@07:16:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 3 August 2009@01:15:27.
David Whitehead (typo) on 3 August 2009@03:50:03.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2013@04:29:40.


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