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Headword: Chêlai
Adler number: chi,275
Translated headword: breakwaters
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the stones that are laid in front of a wall that faces the sea, on account of the force of the waves, so that the wall will not be damaged. [The term is derived] from the fact that it looks like the hoof [xhlh/] of an ox.
Greek Original:
Chêlai: hoi emprosthen tou pros thalassan teichous probeblêmenoi lithoi, dia tên tôn kumatôn bian, mê to teichos blaptoito. para to eoikenai chêlêi boos.
The gloss is taken from the scholia to Thucydides 1.63.1 (where a form of the headword appears: web address 1 below).
For the zoological sense of the headword see chi 276.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: architecture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 28 March 2008@15:37:14.
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Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 29 March 2008@21:26:22.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 30 March 2008@05:48:18.
David Whitehead on 11 November 2013@06:40:32.


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