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Headword: Οἰκίσκῳ
Adler number: omicroniota,63
Translated headword: in an oikiskos
Vetting Status: high
Meaning in a sort of little house. Demosthenes in the speech About Ktesiphon [uses the word].[1] But the Attic writers used to call [also] to call an oikiskos what we call an aviary.[2]
Greek Original:
Οἰκίσκῳ: ἀντὶ τοῦ μικρῷ τινι οἴκῳ. Δημοσθένης ἐν τῷ περὶ Κτησιφῶντος. ἐκάλουν δὲ οἱ Ἀττικοὶ τὸ ὑφ' ἡμῶν λεγόμενον ὀρνίθων τροφεῖον οἰκίσκον.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
[1] Demosthenes 18.97. (The Suda's 'About' περί should of course be 'On Behalf of' ὑπέρ .)
[2] Harpok. cites comic poetry for this.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 December 2000@09:44:21.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation; cosmetics) on 16 August 2003@21:55:35.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 17 August 2003@05:25:05.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 July 2011@04:01:26.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2013@07:06:18.


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