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Headword: Νόμισμα
Adler number: nu,466
Translated headword: custom; coin
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
It has two meanings: the customary habit -- as Aristophanes in Clouds [says], "we have no custom"; and the impression of the stamped bronze [coin]. The people of Byzantium used thin coins.
Greek Original:
Νόμισμα: δύο σημαίνει: τὸ νόμιμον ἔθος: ὡς Ἀριστοφάνης ἐν Νεφέλαις, ἡμῖν νόμισμ' οὐκ ἔστι: καὶ τὸ κόμμα τοῦ τετυπωμένου χαλκοῦ. λεπτῷ δὲ νομίσματι ἐχρῶντο οἱ Βυζάντιοι.
Notes:
Aristophanes, Clouds 248, with comment from the scholia there.
cf. nu 462.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; economics; geography; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Constantina Katsari on 18 May 2002@05:09:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 19 May 2002@09:08:38.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 23 October 2005@10:17:53.
David Whitehead (x-ref; more keywords; cosmetics) on 17 June 2013@03:51:12.

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