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Headword: *bru/xios
Adler number: beta,579
Translated headword: underwater
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] submerged in water.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] e)mbru/oikos ["seaweed-dwelling"], the anchor that dwells in the deep.[2]
Also [sc. attested is] e)/mbruon ["fetus"], the infant in the womb.
In the Epigrams: "seaweed-dwelling, ship-saving anchor."[3]
"In the reign of Emperor Heraclius 200,000 men were killed in the war against the Isaurians. But Emperor Heraclius sends a very great amount of money along with gold and silver and precious stones, all of which has ended up underwater in the time of Sergius the patriarch."[4]
Greek Original:
*bru/xios: buqizo/menos u(/dati. kai\ *)embru/oikos, h( a)/gkura h( to\n buqo\n oi)kou=sa. kai\ *)/embruon, to\ e)gga/strion bre/fos. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: a)/gkuron e)mbru/oikon e)rusinhi/+da. e)pi\ *(hraklei/ou basile/ws s1# xilia/des a)ndrw=n diefqa/rhsan e)n tw=| pro\s *)isau/rous pole/mw|. o( de\ basileu\s *(hra/kleios xrh/mata plei=sta kai\ xruso\n kai\ a)/rguron kai\ li/qous polutelei=s pe/mpei, a(/per bru/xia ge/gonen e)pi\ *sergi/ou patria/rxou.
[1] Same glossing elsewhere.
[2] See next note.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.90.1 (Philip of Thessalonica), a retiring fisherman's dedication of seafaring equipment to Poseidon; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 304-305; vol. II, 338-339) and another excerpt from this epigram at alpha 1167.
[4] cf. Nicephorus, Breviarium 10.12-14 de Boor; again at eta 465, end. Adler (addenda) notes Sternbach's proposal to emend 'Isaurians' to Persians.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1968)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1968)
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Translated by: William Hutton on 11 September 2002@21:05:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword) on 12 September 2002@03:24:37.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 4 June 2012@06:05:05.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 18 August 2012@21:47:23.
David Whitehead (expanded n.4) on 26 January 2014@07:36:32.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 16 February 2019@01:20:19.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added bibliography, added cross-reference, added keywords) on 24 August 2019@22:31:38.


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