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Headword: Μᾶζα
Adler number: mu,34
Translated headword: barley-cake
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] bread, dough.[1]
Or tough bread.[2]
"Whoever eats barley bread, eats the barley cake mixed with water; but whoever eats wheaten bread, eats bread moistened with water."[3]
The Megarians [say] μάδδα with two deltas.[4]
Greek Original:
Μᾶζα: ἄρτος, φύραμα. ἢ ὁ στριφνὸς ἄρτος. ὅστις ἀλφιοσιτεῖ, ὕδατι μεμιγμένην τὴν μᾶζαν ἐσθίει: ὅστις δὲ ἀρτοσιτεῖ, ὕδατι δεδευμένον ἄρτον. οἱ δὲ Μεγαρεῖς μάδδα, διὰ δύο δδ.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly elsewhere: see the references at Photius mu17 Theodoridis.
[2] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Peace 565, where the headword occurs (web address 1); cf. pi 167.
[3] Xenophon, Cyropaedia 6.2.28 (web address 2); quoted already at alpha 1456 and alpha 4053.
[4] From mu 30 (q.v. for comment).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 May 2008@11:00:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 6 May 2008@14:31:47.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 25 April 2013@07:18:49.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 26 April 2013@00:03:52.

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