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Headword: Peiraieus
Adler number: pi,1455
Translated headword: Peiraieus, Piraeus
Vetting Status: high
A proper name. And the harbour. And it declines *peiraie/ws [or] *peiraiw=s [in the genitive], and the dative [is] *peiraiei=.
And an island, which took its name from crossing over [diapera=n].[1] See the story of this under "I am Embaros".[2]
Greek Original:
Peiraieus: onoma kurion. kai ho limên. kai klinetai Peiraieôs, Peiraiôs, kai hê dotikê Peiraiei. kai nêsos, hothen tounoma eilêphen apo tou diaperan. kai zêtei tên toutou historian en tôi embaros eimi.
OCD4 Piraeus.
[1] cf. Strabo 1.3.18; Garland (below) 7.
[2] epsilon 937. See Garland (below) 113.
Robert Garland, The Piraeus (London 1987)
Keywords: aetiology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 December 2000@03:41:18.
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