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G. Kaibel: Athenaei Naucratitae Dipnosophistarum libri 15

Book 9

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ἐκάλουν δʼ ἀπόνιπτρον τὸ ἀπόνιμμα τῶν χειρῶν καὶ τῶν ποδῶν. Ἀριστοφάνης· ὥσπερ ἀπόνιπτρον ἐκχέοντες ἑσπέρας. ἴσως δὲ καὶ τὴν λεκάνην οὕτως ἔλεγον, ἐν τρόπῳ καὶ χειρόνιπτρον. ἰδίως δὲ καλεῖται παρʼ Ἀθηναίοις ἀπόνιμμα ἐπὶ τῶν εἰς τιμὴν τοῖς νεκροῖς γινομένων καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν τοὺς ἐναγεῖς καθαιρόντων, ὡς καὶ Κλείδημος ἐν τῷ ἐπιγραφομένῳ Ἐξηγητικῷ. προθεὶς γὰρ περὶ ἐναγισμῶν γράφει τάδε· ὄρυξαι βόθυνον πρὸς ἑσπέραν τοῦ σήματος. ἔπειτα παρὰ τὸν βόθυνον πρὸς ἑσπέραν βλέπε, ὕδωρ κατάχεε λέγων τάδε· ὑμῖν ἀπόνιμμα οἷς χρὴ καὶ οἷς θέμις. ἔπειτα αὖθις μύρον κατάχεε. παρέθετο ταῦτα καὶ Δωρόθεος, φάσκων καὶ ἐν τοῖς τῶν Εὐπατριδῶν πατρίοις τάδε γεγράφθαι περὶ τῆς τῶν ἱκετῶν καθάρσεως· ἔπειτα ἀπονιψάμενος αὐτὸς καὶ οἱ ἄλλοι οἱ σπλαγχνεύοντες ὕδωρ λαβὼν κάθαιρε, ἀπόνιζε τὸ αἷμα τοῦ καθαιρομένου καὶ μετὰ τὸ ἀπόνιμμα ἀνακινήσας εἰς ταὐτὸ ἔγχεε.

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