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Headword: Ῥυτῆρες
Adler number: rho,317
Translated headword: straps
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] bridles, reins, traces.[1]
In the Epigrams: "gold tests all straps, all keys."[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥυτῆρες: χαλινοί, ἡνίαι, ἱμάντες. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: χρυσὸς ὅλους ῥυτῆρας, ὅλας κληί̈δας ἐλέγχει.
Notes:
[1] The headword is nominative plural of ῥυτήρ (cf. rho 316, rho 320). Same or similar glossing in other lexica (references at Photius rho196 Theodoridis), and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Iliad 16.475, where the dative plural occurs.
[2] Greek Anthology 5.217.5 (a moral drawn there from the myth of the imprisoned Danae [delta 57], visited -- and impregnated -- by Zeus in the form of a shower of gold).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; ethics; imagery; mythology; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 October 2010@23:03:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 10 October 2010@04:23:00.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 25 August 2011@06:51:13.
David Whitehead on 30 October 2013@07:48:06.

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