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Headword: Πισός
Adler number: pi,1645
Translated headword: pease; terrace
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested is] πινσός ["platform"]; but [sc. this is] πεσός in Procopius.[1]
Greek Original:
Πισός. καὶ Πινσός: Πεσὸς δὲ παρὰ Προκοπίῳ.
For the unglossed headword (Pisum sativum) see LSJ s.v. πίσος (commonly accented, as here, as πισός ). It is probably included here because of its appearances in Old Attic Comedy (Aristophanes, Eupolis); cf. under tau 295 (where however πισῶν may be incorrect).
This is one of the many Suda entries which juxtapose similar-looking words which have quite different meanings. (In this instance the body of the entry, i.e. the material from 'Also' onwards, is reported by Adler as a marginal addition to ms A. Ms V also lacks this part, and ms F omits the whole entry.)
[1] Better spelled with double sigma: Procopius, De aedificiis [On Buildings] 1.1.37 (web address 1); and see generally LSJ s.v. πεσσός , III, 'in Archit., cubic mass of building, terrace'. See pi 1384 with notes.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: architecture; art history; botany; comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: Abram Ring on 5 May 2009@15:30:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and keywords; augmented notes; cosmetics) on 6 May 2009@03:40:25.
Abram Ring (fixed typo in headword) on 6 May 2009@11:03:11.
David Whitehead (expanded introductory note) on 7 May 2009@04:48:03.
Catharine Roth (tweaked notes) on 7 May 2009@11:35:48.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; another keyword) on 8 May 2009@03:06:38.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 15 May 2011@20:22:20.
David Whitehead on 4 October 2013@05:25:10.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 January 2015@23:39:38.


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