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Headword: Aktaiê
Adler number: alpha,1032
Translated headword: coastal, seashore
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning (?)land] by the sea.[1]
In the Epigrams: "these gifts to you from a seashore profit."[2]
And elsewhere: "and I/they saw a crowd of seashore frogs."[3]
Greek Original:
Aktaiê: hê parathalassia. en Epigrammasi: dôra par' aktaiês soi tad' epôpheliês. kai authis: kai batrachôn homilon eidon aktaiôn.
The headword, either extracted from somewhere or (less probably?) generated by the first of the quotations given, is feminine nominative singular of the adjective a)ktai=os (LSJ entry at web address 1)
cf. alpha 1035, alpha 1036.
[1] Analogous entry for masculine/neuter genitive singular a)ktai/ou in Hesychius alpha2658
[2] Greek Anthology 6.33.2 (Maikios/Maecius/Maccius), a dedication by fishermen to Priapus; cf. Gow and Page (280-283) and further extracts from this epigram at alpha 4532, beta 597, pi 2275, rho 222, sigma 22, and phi 258. (The correct reading seems to be paraktai/hs, which has been misdivided.)
[3] Babrius 25.6.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1968)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 February 2001@21:24:26.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Cosmetics, modified translation, set status) on 22 February 2001@23:32:14.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 6 June 2002@06:59:47.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 8 June 2002@14:25:18.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 1 February 2012@09:16:29.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 1 February 2012@18:46:59.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 May 2015@11:06:44.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keyword) on 9 August 2019@20:10:06.


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