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Headword: Ἀκταίη
Adler number: alpha,1032
Translated headword: coastal, seashore
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning (?)land] by the sea.[1]
In the Epigrams: "these gifts to you from a seashore profit."[2]
And elsewhere: "and I/they saw a crowd of seashore frogs."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἀκταίη: ἡ παραθαλασσία. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: δῶρα παρ' ἀκταίης σοὶ τάδ' ἐπωφελίης. καὶ αὖθις: καὶ βατράχων ὅμιλον εἶδον ἀκταίων.
The headword, either extracted from somewhere or (less probably?) generated by the first of the quotations given, is feminine nominative singular of the adjective ἀκταῖος (LSJ entry at web address 1)
cf. alpha 1035, alpha 1036.
[1] Analogous entry for masculine/neuter genitive singular ἀκταίου in Hesychius alpha2658
[2] Greek Anthology 6.33.2 (Maikios/Maecius/Maccius), a dedication by fishermen to Priapus; cf. Gow and Page (280-283) and further extracts from this epigram at alpha 4532, beta 597, pi 2275, rho 222, sigma 22, and phi 258. (The correct reading seems to be παρακταίης , which has been misdivided.)
[3] Babrius 25.6.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1968)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 February 2001@21:24:26.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Cosmetics, modified translation, set status) on 22 February 2001@23:32:14.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 6 June 2002@06:59:47.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 8 June 2002@14:25:18.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 1 February 2012@09:16:29.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 1 February 2012@18:46:59.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 May 2015@11:06:44.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keyword) on 9 August 2019@20:10:06.


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