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Headword: *(/ala
Adler number: alpha,1047
Translated headword: brine, salt
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] sea.
Greek Original:
*(/ala: qa/lassan.
Same or similar entry in other lexica; references at Photius alpha884 Theodoridis. The headword, accusative singular of a(/ls, is quoted from Homer, Iliad 1.141; see the scholia vetera there. This word with masculine gender means "salt"; in poetry, with feminine gender, it is used for "sea" ('generally of shallow water near shore': LSJ). See both LSJ entries at web address 1.
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; geography; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 February 2001@22:01:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords) on 6 June 2002@08:54:19.
Catharine Roth (betacode) on 14 August 2007@19:23:42.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword) on 2 February 2012@05:15:41.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 22 April 2012@02:11:57.
David Whitehead on 19 August 2013@09:38:34.


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