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Headword: Θυία
Adler number: theta,539
Translated headword: grinding-cup
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a mortar.[1]
"With a fine stone grinding-cup and a bowl for meat."[2]
Greek Original:
Θυία: ἡ ἴγδις. σὺν δὲ θυίαν εὔπετρον καὶ τὰν κρειοδόκον σκαφίδα.
Notes:
The headword is the later spelling of a feminine noun in the nominative (and vocative) singular. It is evidently extracted from the following quotation where it appears in a late form of the accusative singular; cf. LSJ s.v. θυεία (web address 1).
[1] cf. theta 540.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.306.7-8 (Ariston): a list of culinary equipment dedicated to Hermes; cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (42-43); vol. II (110-111); and further excerpts from this epigram at alpha 1146, alpha 4064, beta 34, mu 11, pi 3007, tau 73, tau 74, tau 799, chi 620, and omega 294. The Suda renders the epigram with the headword's later spelling as given by the Anthologia Palatina (AP), whereas Gow and Page (vol. I, 43), following the emendation of the AP scribe designated C (the Corrector) and the text of the Anthologia Planudea, adopt the Attic Greek spelling θυείαν .
References:
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 3 March 2008@21:42:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 March 2008@05:34:11.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2013@04:43:23.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, added a keyword) on 19 December 2018@00:42:37.
Ronald Allen (added principal note; expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keyword, added link) on 1 March 2019@12:49:26.
Ronald Allen (further expanded n.2) on 2 March 2019@13:55:09.
Ronald Allen (tweaked and added cross-reference n.2) on 28 March 2019@18:07:39.

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