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Headword: Pharsos
Adler number: phi,116
Translated headword: part, portion
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] morsel, fragment, scrap, wing-tip, extremity.[1]
"And together [with it Alkimos dedicated] the part deprived of its noisy olive-wood shaft [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
Pharsos: klasma, truphos, rhakos, pterugion, akrôtêrion. kai philodoupou pharsos hama steleou chêron elaïneou.
[1] The neuter noun is similarly glossed in other lexica (references at Photius phi72 Theodoridis), and see also the glosses on Herodotus 1.180.1, where its plural refers to the two component parts (divided by the Euphrates) of the city of Babylon.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.297.1-2 (Phanias), a dedication of agricultural implements to Athena, already more fully at alpha 351; cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (162-163) and vol. II (470-471); cf. further extracts from this epigram at alpha 351, alpha 3945, and kappa 2794.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; imagery; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 September 2011@00:47:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords) on 4 September 2011@04:35:28.
David Whitehead on 4 December 2013@07:18:44.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 24 December 2018@23:05:16.
Catharine Roth (another cross-reference) on 14 January 2023@01:16:36.


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