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Headword: Θόλος
Adler number: theta,403
Translated headword: Tholos, Round-House, Rotunda
Vetting Status: high
The place [sc. in Athens] where the prytaneis used to dine, [so called] because of its circular construction.[1]
But θολός [2] [is] the black ink of the squid.
Greek Original:
Θόλος: ὁ τόπος ἔνθα ἐδείπνουν οἱ πρυτάνεις, διὰ τὸ οἰκοδομεῖσθαι αὐτὸν στρογγύλον. Θολὸς δὲ τὸ τῆς σηπίας μέλαν.
OCD(4) s.v. (for this Athenian instance and others).
[1] Abridged from Harpokration s.v., commenting on Demosthenes 19.249. See also theta 402.
[2] Lower case and differently accented; cf. omicron 198.
Keywords: architecture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; history; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 November 2000@08:04:08.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 13 August 2003@01:35:01.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 13 August 2003@01:37:53.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 13 August 2003@03:59:10.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 1 December 2009@10:23:02.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 10 July 2011@08:36:45.
David Whitehead on 4 January 2013@05:04:35.
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