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Headword: *)arima/speios
Adler number: alpha,3882
Translated headword: Arimaspeian, Arimaspian, Arimaspean
Vetting Status: high
[Referring to] a place. Also [sc. attested is] Arimaspos, [referring to] a people.
Greek Original:
*)arima/speios: to/pos. kai\ *)arimaspo/s, e)qniko/n.
The Arimaspeans were a fabled tribe from the far north whose members each had only one eye. See Herodotus 3.116, 4.13, and 4.27 (with a supposed etymology from the Scythian "arima", meaning "one", and "spou", meaning "eye"); (?)Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 803-6; and see generally OCD(4) p.152.
There were also a people called the Arimaspai (or Ariaspai) who dwelt east of the lake at the heart of Drangiana/Zarangiana in present-day Iran and Afghanistan.
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; medicine; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 July 2001@16:38:57.
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David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 11 July 2001@09:08:59.
Nicholas Fincher (Added note and headwords) on 14 July 2003@14:11:23.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 2 August 2011@09:18:32.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 31 July 2014@03:13:20.
David Whitehead on 31 August 2015@04:46:41.
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