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Headword: Ῥυτά
Adler number: rho,314
Translated headword: rhyta, cups, reins
Vetting Status: high
With a short vowel [sc. a rhyton is] a kind of drinking-cup. Demosthenes [in the speech] Against Meidias [sc. mentions one].[1] With a long vowel, [rhyta are] what they are said to be amongst us.[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥυτά: συνεσταλμένως. εἶδός ἐστι ποτηρίου. Δημοσθένης κατὰ Μειδίου. ἐκτεταμένως, παρ' ἥβην λεγόμενα.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v.; cf. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 11.496F (11.97 Kaibel).
[1] Demosthenes 21.158 (web address 1). Related to the verb ῥέω .
[2] i.e. reins. Related to ἐρύω (A) in LSJ. ("Amongst us", corrupted here from παρ' ἡμῖν to the meaningless παρ' ἥβην , comes from Harpok. and Photius.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 October 2001@08:48:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 15 April 2004@01:17:55.
David Whitehead (added missing note number; augmented notes) on 20 April 2004@08:43:35.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; tweaks) on 13 July 2011@07:42:19.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 18 July 2011@20:30:15.
Catharine Roth (expanded notes) on 25 August 2011@19:40:16.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 15 January 2015@23:13:44.


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