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Headword: *kerasou=s
Adler number: kappa,1375
Translated headword: Kerasous, Cerasus
Vetting Status: high
"A Greek city by the sea, a colony of Sinope."[1]
[Note] that Karia [is] an obscure word for "head". Hence also kerata ["horns"].[2]
Greek Original:
*kerasou=s: po/lis *(ellhni\s e)pi\ th=| qala/tth|, *sinwpe/wn a)/poikos. o(/ti *kari/a h( kefalh\ kata\ glw=ssan. o(/qen kai\ ke/rata.
[1] Xenophon, Anabasis 5.3.2 (web address 1). There were actually two cities of this name on the southern shore of the Black Sea; Xenophon meant the more important westerly one, also called Pharnakeia. For Sinope see sigma 465.
[2] From alpha 804.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 July 2001@05:25:19.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link; set status) on 22 September 2003@00:55:58.
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetic) on 22 September 2003@03:04:23.
David Whitehead on 18 February 2013@07:57:26.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 15 April 2019@00:45:19.


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