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Headword: Νυμφικὰ λουτρά
Adler number: nu,595
Translated headword: bridal baths
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the [waters] taken out of the [sc. Athenian] agora from a spring for weddings.
Greek Original:
Νυμφικὰ λουτρά: τὰ εἰς γάμους ἐκ τῆς ἀγορᾶς ἀπὸ κρήνης λαμβανόμενα.
Notes:
Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius nu287 Theodoridis.
The locus classicus on this is Thucydides 2.2.15.5. For baths cf. generally lambda 692.
Reference:
Robert Garland, The Greek Way of Life (1990) 220
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 September 2008@04:17:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 6 September 2008@01:13:47.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 7 September 2008@05:36:05.
David Whitehead on 18 June 2013@05:39:49.

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