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Headword: Νεήλατα
Adler number: nu,136
Translated headword: fresh-rolleds
Vetting Status: high
Barley-cakes recently rolled out and soaked in honey, to which raisins and green chickpeas also were stirred in; these they would distribute to those taking part in the ceremonies. Some used to call them divine and blessed too. By ellipsis the Attic writers proffer 'fresh-rolleds' without adding 'barley-cakes'.
Greek Original:
Νεήλατα: τὰ νεωστὶ ἀληλεσμένα ἄλφιτα καὶ μέλιτι δεδευμένα, οἷς καὶ ἀσταφίδες καὶ χλωροὶ ἐρέβινθοι συνεφύροντο: ἃ τοῖς τὰ ἱερὰ τελοῦσιν ἔνεμον. ἐκάλουν δέ τινες αὐτὰ καὶ ἀμβροσίαν καὶ μακαρίαν. κατ' ἔλλειψιν δὲ προσφέρουσιν οἱ Ἀττικοὶ τὸ νεήλατα μὴ προστιθέντες τὸ ἄλφιτα.
The headword occurs in Demosthenes 18.260 (web address 1), and this is one of two strands (similar in content but differently arranged) of the lexicographical tradition on it. (For the other see Harpokration s.v.; Photius has both -- nu87-88 Theodoridis.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 December 2003@07:23:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 16 December 2003@11:46:30.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 17 December 2003@03:04:29.
David Whitehead on 12 July 2011@08:51:46.
David Whitehead on 5 June 2013@07:25:06.


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