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Headword: Ὀβελίας ἄρτος
Adler number: omicron,5
Translated headword: spit-bread, penny-bread
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[no gloss]
Greek Original:
Ὀβελίας ἄρτος.
Notes:
For the missing glossing see Photius omicron6 Theodoridis (from Pausanias the Atticist omicron1), with other references there.
"Obelias bread is so named either because it is sold for an obol, as in Alexandria, or because it used to be baked on spits (obeliskoi)" (Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 3.111B [3.76 Kaibel]). The first of these meanings ought really to produce obOlias, and sometimes it does (see LSJ s.v., web address 1); but as Athenaeus shows, not necessarily. Nevertheless, the "spit" connection is the authentic one (cf. omicron 6).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; food
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 October 2001@03:18:43.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 4 October 2001@17:43:35.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 25 December 2009@19:06:20.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 25 December 2009@19:12:52.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 26 December 2009@04:37:15.
Catharine Roth (raised status) on 26 December 2009@12:33:24.
David Whitehead (rearranged notes) on 20 June 2013@05:14:17.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2015@03:37:34.
David Whitehead on 19 May 2016@08:16:22.

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