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Headword: *spo/rtoulla
Adler number: sigma,966
Translated headword: sportula, largesse
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] gifts given freely on all [occasions].[1]
"You know that you also owe sportula to us; nevertheless because of the poor, we release you for this."[2]
Greek Original:
*spo/rtoulla: dw=ra e)pi\ pa/ntwn dido/mena parrhsi/a|. oi)=das de/, o(/ti kai\ spo/rtoulla h(mi=n xrewstei=s: a)ll' o(/mws tw=n ptwxw=n e(/neken ei)s tou=to/ soi dialuo/meqa.
[1] Transliteration of the Latin word sportula, here with the definition of a Byzantine Greek dictionary; cf. pi 2999.
[2] From one of the letters of John Chrysostom. See Favuzzi [cited under alpha 1990] 60.
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 September 2006@00:32:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 21 September 2006@03:52:00.
David Whitehead (modified and expanded n.2; more keywords) on 7 June 2010@10:35:42.
David Whitehead on 31 December 2013@07:05:33.


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