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Headword: Ὀκλαδίας
Adler number: omicron,109
Translated headword: folding chair, camp-stool
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a seat folded-together, and at one time stretched out, but at another time shortened.[1]
And elsewhere [it is written]: "[of those] leaping with bent legs into deep mud."[2] The saying [is] about a frog.
Greek Original:
Ὀκλαδίας: ὁ συγκεκλασμένος δίφρος, καὶ ποτὲ μὲν ἐκτεινόμενος, ποτὲ δὲ συστελλόμενος. καὶ αὖθις: βαθεῖαν εἰς ἰλὺν ὀκλαστὶ πηδώντων. περὶ βατράχου ὁ λόγος.
Notes:
[1] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Knights 1384, where the headword occurs (in the accusative: web address 1); cf. Hesychius omicron475, Photius omicron178 Theodoridis. This noun is related to the verb ὀκλάζω (omicron 110, omega 50).
[2] Babrius 25.7, with the related adverb ὀκλαστί .
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 November 2009@00:56:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 18 November 2009@03:08:03.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 18 November 2009@10:33:40.
David Whitehead on 23 June 2013@07:51:02.

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