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Headword: Ζώπυρα
Adler number: zeta,151
Translated headword: sparks, spark-producers
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] bellows, which enable smiths to blow up the fire.
Greek Original:
Ζώπυρα: φυσητῆρες, ὅθεν οἱ χαλκεῖς τὸ πῦρ φυσῶσιν.
Notes:
Same or similar entry in other lexica. Latte on Hesychius zeta250 regards the headword as quoted from the Septuagint (4 Maccabees 8.13).
For the headword in this sense see also Ephorus FGrH 70 F42 (an invention credited to Anacharsis); and cf. zeta 154, zeta 156.
Keywords: daily life; definition; historiography; philosophy; religion; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 May 2005@04:33:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 27 May 2005@12:51:00.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 28 May 2005@00:28:13.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 29 May 2005@04:04:57.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 30 November 2012@09:30:49.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 5 December 2012@00:31:24.

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