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Headword: Ankulê
Adler number: alpha,251
Translated headword: thong, hook
Vetting Status: high
A kind of javelin.[1] Also [sc. attested is the related participle] h)gkulwme/nos ["armed with a javelin"], [meaning] wielding a javelin.[2] But [sc. the headword] also signifies some furnishing of the tent of Moses.[3]
Greek Original:
Ankulê: eidos akontiou. kai Ênkulômenos, ankulên echôn. sêmainei de kai ergon ti tês skênês tou Môüseos.
For this multi-purpose feminine noun a)gku/lh see LSJ s.v. (web address 1 below).
[1] Strictly speaking, the thong or strap with which a javelin was thrown, but by extension the javelin itself; LSJ II.2 has instances from Euripides and elsewhere.
[2] This perfect participle (masculine nominative singular) occurs in Aristophanes, Birds 1180, and this is the gloss of the scholia there; cf. also the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 262. A rare variant is h)gkulhme/nos, attested in Athenaeus (quoting Satyros) and (maybe) Lucian.
[3] Exodus 36.34 LXX; sense 5 in LSJ.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; religion; science and technology; tragedy
Translated by: Roger Travis on 6 October 2000@13:21:43.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Modified translation, added notes and keywords, set status) on 10 June 2001@13:34:23.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 11 June 2001@03:06:26.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 January 2012@08:23:10.
David Whitehead (coding) on 15 August 2015@07:47:36.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 8 July 2024@17:49:17.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 8 July 2024@22:16:40.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 8 July 2024@22:28:29.


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