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Headword: Θύσκη
Adler number: theta,620
Translated headword: salver
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a bowl
Greek Original:
Θύσκη: ἡ σκάφη.
The (feminine) headword is unattested outside lexicography, though it is reckoned (e.g. LSJ s.v.) related/identical to θυΐσκη ('censer'), with the root θυ- suggesting some relation to sacrificial ritual. The gloss, σκάφη , can refer to anything that is dug out (see sigma 543), such as a bowl, a small boat or a ditch. But cf. Etymologicum Magnum 458.53, where the present headword is defined more fully as "the σκάφη that holds the sacrificial offerings," and where θύματα ('sacrificial offerings') is almost certainly a mistake for θυμιάματα ('incense'); cf. Etym.Magn. 458.52, where θύσκος is similarly defined as a holder for θυμιάματα . See also Hesychius theta963.
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Translated by: William Hutton on 16 February 2008@10:28:44.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 16 February 2008@12:31:35.
David Whitehead (small additions to note) on 17 February 2008@07:36:08.
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