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Headword: Ὀπήτιον
Adler number: omicron,451
Translated headword: hole-punch
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the awl,[1] that which makes holes in [something].[2]
Greek Original:
Ὀπήτιον: τὸ σουπλίον, τὸ τὰς ὀπὰς ἐμποιοῦν.
Notes:
The headword, a diminutive of ὄπεας , is uncommon, and the entry is perhaps generated by its use in the Pentateuch: Exodus 21.6 (dative; quoted by Philo Judaeus), Deuteronomy 15.17.
[1] The term translated here as 'awl', σουπλίον , is attested only here in this spelling; it is more commonly σουβλίον (e.g. eta 432, and cf. omicron 6).
[2] An etymological definition, connecting the headword ὀπήτιον to the word for 'hole' (ὀπή ). For this etymology see also Orion [Author, Myth] 118, Etymologicum Magnum 627.43.
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Translated by: William Hutton on 8 February 2010@13:00:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, cross-references, status) on 8 February 2010@21:37:33.
David Whitehead (augmented note; another keyword) on 9 February 2010@03:11:17.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 10 February 2010@01:57:15.
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