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Headword: Θρανίον
Adler number: theta,453
Translated headword: rower's bench
Vetting Status: high
Certain low stools and footstools are called θρᾶνος and θράνια (and one [is called] θρῆνυς in the Poet);[1] upon which those about to strangle themselves are hung kicking them [away]. Aristophanes [writes] in Frogs: "there is one with rope and a stool."[2]
Also [sc. attested is] θράνιος ['bench'], [meaning] a stool.[3]
Greek Original:
Θρανίον: θρᾶνος καὶ θράνια, ταπεινά τινα διφρίδια καὶ ὑποπόδια δὲ λέγονται [καὶ ἡ παρὰ τῷ ποιητῇ θρῆνυς]: ἐφ' ᾧ ἱστάμενοι οἱ ἀπαγχόμενοι ἀρτῶσιν ἑαυτοὺς λακτίζοντες αὐτά. Ἀριστοφάνης Βατράχοις: μία μέν ἐστιν ἀπὸ κάλω καὶ θρανίου. καὶ Θράνιος, δίφρος.
cf. theta 454, theta 455.
[1] See theta 483.
[2] Aristophanes, Frogs, 121 with scholion; cf. kappa 259.
[3] Similarly glossed by Hesychius, Photius, and other lexica.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; epic; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 29 February 2008@22:46:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, augmented notes, added keyword, set status) on 4 March 2008@01:39:38.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 4 March 2008@01:42:53.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 4 March 2008@03:52:53.
David Whitehead on 6 January 2013@05:29:36.


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