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Headword: Θῆκαι
Adler number: theta,326
Translated headword: caskets
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] coffins.[1]
"And because of a shortage of timbers they dug up the caskets of those who had been buried round about and used them for what needed to be done."[2]
Greek Original:
Θῆκαι: αἱ σοροί. διὰ δὲ ξύλων ἀπορίαν τὰς θήκας τῶν πέριξ τεθαμμένων ἀνορύσσοντες ἐκείνοις ἐς τὰ ἀναγκαῖα ἐχρῶντο.
Notes:
[1] For the gloss see sigma 790. Similar glossing (of the same nominative plural headword) in Hesychius theta476; Latte there takes it to be generated by the accusative plural in Euripides, Hecuba 1147.
[2] Quotation (also in ps-Zonaras theta1042) unidentifiable.
Keywords: daily life; definition; history; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Nicholas Wilshere on 25 June 2003@10:27:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 26 June 2003@03:28:29.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 2 January 2013@09:17:26.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 2 January 2013@21:38:57.

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