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Headword: Phrêtra
Adler number: phi,711
Translated headword: brotherhood, phratry
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] kinship.[1]
"[... they chose generals,] who tried to make them orderly and divide them into brotherhoods and companies and phalanxes, just as [amongst] humans."[2]
Greek Original:
Phrêtra: hê sungeneia. hoi sphas ekosmoun, kai dieilen es phrêtras lochous te kai phalangas, hôsper anthrôpous.
[1] cf. phi 281. The headword here conflates the Attic form fra/tra and Ionic frh/trh. Similarly in other lexica.
[2] An approximation of Babrius, Fables 31.9-10 (on the steps taken by the mice when defeated by the weasels); cf. tau 1076. Read plural diei=lon for the Suda's diei=len, and w(s par' a)nqrw/pois.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs; poetry; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 November 2010@03:36:54.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, set status) on 11 November 2010@14:38:49.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 15 November 2010@03:04:41.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 18 December 2013@05:04:11.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 28 March 2023@18:47:47.


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