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Headword: Πέσκος
Adler number: pi,1382
Translated headword: flys, rind, skin
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] hide, fleece.[1] Also [sc. attested is] πεκτῆρες ["shearers"], [meaning] those who pluck the hide.[2]
Greek Original:
Πέσκος: δέρμα, κῴδιον. καὶ Πεκτῆρες, οἱ τὸ δέρμα τίλλοντες.
Notes:
[1] This rare neuter noun, a variant of pekos, occurs in Nicander, Theriaca 549; cf. the scholia there; also Hesychius s.v. πέσκον (sic), Orion [Author, Myth] 129.8-9, Etymologicum Magnum 665.50-55. Apollonius Dyscolus says it comes from σκέπω with a transposition (De constructione 2.2.12.1); cf. pi 919.
[2] Already at pi 921.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 February 2012@01:07:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword; cosmetics) on 22 February 2012@03:29:27.
David Whitehead on 30 September 2013@07:33:39.
David Whitehead (expansion/coding) on 23 May 2016@04:23:43.

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