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Headword: Ῥίνη
Adler number: rho,169
Translated headword: file, rasp
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the goldsmith's tool [of that name].[1]
In the Epigrams: "and a gold-scraping file, keen-biting".[2] And elsewhere: "and the grooved files".[3]
But ῥίνη [sc. is also] a name of a fish.[4]
Also [sc. attested is the related neuter noun] ῥίνημα ["filing"].[5]
Greek Original:
Ῥίνη: τὸ χρυσοχοϊκὸν ἐργαλεῖον. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: ῥίνην τε κνησίχρυσον, ὠκυδήκτορα. καὶ αὖθις: αἵ τε χαρακταὶ ῥῖναι. Ῥίνη δὲ ὄνομα ἰχθύος. καὶ Ῥίνημα.
[1] LSJ s.v., I.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.92.2.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.205.2.
[4] LSJ s.v., II.
[5] See e.g. Euripides fr. 724 (dative plural).
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 September 2010@05:49:43.
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