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Headword: Phormos
Adler number: phi,608
Translated headword: phormos, mat, basket
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] screen; or a container woven out of bark, in which dried figs were customarily carried.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related verb] formokoitw= ["I mat-sleep"], [meaning] I sleep on a rush-mat.[2]
So a phormos [is] a woven thing, such as a basket. Herodotus speaks [of it].[3]
Greek Original:
Phormos: prokalumma: ê plekton angeion ek phloiou, en hôi eiôthesan ischades komizesthai. kai Phormokoitô, en psiathiôi koimômai. Phormos oun plegma, hôs kophinos. phêsin Hêrodotos.
Notes:
[1] Same or similar material in other lexica; references at Photius phi280 Theodoridis.
[2] This verb, also noted in other lexica, is reckoned to be attested in comedy: Comica adespota fr. 1191 Kock, now 685 K.-A.
[3] From glosses on Herodotus 3.98.4, where the phrase formou= tro/pon occurs.
Keywords: botany; comedy; daily life; definition; food; historiography; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 November 2011@07:33:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 10 November 2011@19:17:50.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 14 November 2011@03:21:48.
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