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Headword: Ῥῶπος
Adler number: rho,261
Translated headword: petty-ware, trumpery
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] mixture of pigment, such as is useful to dyers, painters, perfumers. From this [sc. comes the term] ῥωποπώλης ["petty-ware-dealer"].[1] But some have called any kind of cargo ῥῶπος .
Greek Original:
Ῥῶπος: μίγμα χρώματος, ὅσα βαφεῦσι, ζωγράφοις, μυρεψοῖς χρησιμεύει. ὅθεν ῥωποπώλης. τινὲς δὲ καὶ τὸν παντοδαπὸν φόρτον ῥῶπον εἰρήκασι.
Notes:
Same or similar entries in other lexica (references at Photius rho209 Theodoridis); see already rho 232 (but spelled there with omicron, not omega); and generally LSJ s.v.
cf. rho 259, rho 260.
[1] Title of a lost comedy by Epicrates.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 October 2010@01:39:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (notes; more keywords; tweaks) on 27 October 2010@03:45:28.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 25 August 2011@05:06:22.
David Whitehead on 30 October 2013@04:12:13.

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