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Headword: Οὐρίαχος
Adler number: omicron,950
Translated headword: butt-end
Vetting Status: high
"[He] having struck with the rhombus-shaped butt-end of a spear." [sc. This phrase occurs] in the Epigrams.[1]
And elsewhere: "so that from the fire-wrought glassware they could receive the extended butt-ends".[2] [Meaning] the bottoms of candles.[3]
Greek Original:
Οὐρίαχος. πλήξας ῥομβωτῷ δούρατος οὐριάχῳ. ἐν Ἐπι- γράμμασι. καὶ αὖθις: ὄφρα κεν ἐξ ὑάλοιο πυρικμήτοιο ταθέντας οὐριάχους δέξαιντο. τὰ οὐραῖα τῶν κανδηλῶν.
cf. omicron 949, sigma 160.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.111.4 (Antipater), also quoted at rho 221.
[2] Quotation not identified by Adler (who cited only Callimachus: see next note), but it is Paul the Silentiary, Description of Sancta Sophia 824. The passage seems to refer to silver discs hanging in the church which were pierced by a craftsman for the purpose quoted. Bekker rendered the passage: ut confectas vitro igne elaborato cuspides exciperent (39).
[3] Likewise also, according to LSJ s.v. οὐρίαχος (web address 1) at Callimachus, fr.anon. 50 Schneider.
Bekker, I. 1837. Descriptio S. Sophiae et ambonis. Bonn.
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Translated by: Kyle Helms on 15 June 2010@23:11:43.
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