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Headword: Ψαλίδα
Adler number: psi,10
Translated headword: vault
Vetting Status: high
What we call an ἁψίς ["arch"]. [Book] 12 of [sc. Plato's] Laws: "that an underground depository has been built for them, an oblong vault of precious stones."[1]
Greek Original:
Ψαλίδα: ἣν ἡμεῖς ἁψῖδα φαμέν. Νόμων ιβ#: θήκην δὲ ὑπὸ γῆν αὐτοῖς εἰργασμένην εἶναι ψαλίδα προμήκη λίθων πολυτίμων.
Likewise in Hesychius (and Pollux 9.49). The headword noun is in the accusative case, presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Plato, Laws 12.947D.
Keywords: architecture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: William Hutton on 7 November 2003@17:42:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied note; added a keyword; cosmetics) on 9 November 2003@05:08:24.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 9 November 2003@05:08:44.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; cosmetics) on 23 April 2010@07:04:51.
David Whitehead (expansions to notes; another keyword) on 5 November 2013@03:45:22.


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