Classical and Koine Terms for "Spoon"

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Wes Wood
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Classical and Koine Terms for "Spoon"

Post by Wes Wood » January 20th, 2016, 6:08 pm

I am trying to find a Classical and Koine word for 'spoon' to use around the house that comes as close as possible to the modern English usage. Here is the list that I have assembled so far with my understanding of each word. Below that are some additional questions that I have about them.

γλωσσάριον: a little tongue-shaped object (that may or may not be used for dipping)?
κοχλιάριον: A later Greek word for ‘spoon’ that can also be used for measurements (spoonful, etc.).
μύστρον: spoon
μυστίλη: a piece of bread fashioned into and used as a spoon?
συντορυνάω: to stir with a spoon
τρυηλίς: a ladle or large spoon for dipping and/or stirring?

Is it safe to say κοχλιάριον = Koine and λίστριον = Attic?
Do any of you know if there is a difference between μύστρον, κοχλιάριον, or λίστριον?
Are the words συντορυνάω and τρυηλίς morphologically related?

Any advice, feedback, or additional information about any of it would be greatly appreciated, including modern Greek if there happens to be noticeable overlap.
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Re: Classical and Koine Terms for "Spoon"

Post by Stephen Hughes » January 21st, 2016, 1:54 am

Wes Wood wrote:a Classical ... word ... to use around the house
Check out slide 23 of this.
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Re: Classical and Koine Terms for "Spoon"

Post by Jonathan Robie » January 21st, 2016, 7:17 am

Stephen Hughes wrote:
Wes Wood wrote:a Classical ... word ... to use around the house
Check out slide 23 of this.
That's a really nice slideshare, and freely licensed too.
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Re: Classical and Koine Terms for "Spoon"

Post by Stephen Hughes » January 21st, 2016, 10:52 am

Jonathan Robie wrote:
Stephen Hughes wrote:
Wes Wood wrote:a Classical ... word ... to use around the house
Check out slide 23 of this.
That's a really nice slideshare, and freely licensed too.
If you follow it through, it leads to a number of other similar ones. They appear to be based on the "Greek boy at home" text.
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Re: Classical and Koine Terms for "Spoon"

Post by Wes Wood » January 22nd, 2016, 12:12 pm

Thanks for the Powerpoint, Stephen! It looks really good. I hope to do a bit more legwork on the topic myself either today or tomorrow and see what else I can dig up. Not a bad start so far.
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Re: Classical and Koine Terms for "Spoon"

Post by Stephen Hughes » January 23rd, 2016, 12:05 am

Wes Wood wrote:Thanks for the Powerpoint, Stephen! It looks really good. I hope to do a bit more legwork on the topic myself either today or tomorrow and see what else I can dig up. Not a bad start so far.
If you can find the part of the life of Aesop in Greek, where he brings a single lentil on the spoon for his master, that mentions a spoon that the master was expected to eat from.
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