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Headword: Πύελος
Adler number: pi,3119
Translated headword: basin
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] receptacle.
"He sends a letter in [= to?] Byzantium, having placed such a paper on the basin of the sacred remains of Peter, chief of the apostles, making this be removed from there and delivered to the hands of the one who sent it."[1]
"For he got into a warm basin and took a draft of unmixed wine, then drew chilly Hades upon himself."[2]
Greek Original:
Πύελος: θήκη. ἐπιστολὴν πέμπει ἐν Βυζαντίῳ, τῇ πυέλῳ τῶν ἱερῶν λειψάνων τοῦ κορυφαίου τῶν ἀποστόλων Πέτρου τὸν τοιοῦτον χάρτην ἐπιτεθεικὼς κἀκεῖθεν τοῦτον ταῖς χερσὶ τοῦ ἀποσταλέντος ἀρθῆναι ποιήσας. θερμὴν ἐς πύελον γὰρ ἐσήλυθε καὶ ἄκρητον ἔσπασεν: εἶτ' ἀί̈δην ψυχρὸν ἐπεσπάσατο.
Notes:
The headword, a noun in the nominative singular masculine, might be quoted from somewhere or is perhaps simply generic. Either way, it is not drawn from either of the quotations given here, which have the dative singular and accusative singular respectively.
For a different gloss on the same headword, see pi 3118; and cf. pi 3117 for a related word.
[1] Quotation (and individual) unidentifiable.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.106.3-4 (= Diogenes Laertius 10.16) in reference to the suicide of Epicurus (epsilon 2404 etc.).
Keywords: biography; Christianity; daily life; definition; food; geography; history; imagery; philosophy; poetry; religion; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 19 September 2013@04:33:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 September 2013@05:19:13.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@07:31:40.

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