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Headword: *)/astea
Adler number: alpha,4225
Translated headword: towns
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] cities.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] a)/stei+ the dative, and a)/steon,[2] and the [genitive] plural [is] tw=n a)/stewn. Also [sc. attested is the phrase] a)/steos ste/fanos ["town's crown"], [meaning] the wall.[3]
Greek Original:
*)/astea: po/leis. kai\ a)/stei+ h( dotikh\, kai\ a)/steon, kai\ to\ plhquntiko\n tw=n a)/stewn. kai\ *)/asteos ste/fanos, to\ tei=xos.
[1] From the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 1.3, where the headword (neuter plural) occurs.
[2] Attested only here and, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon; grammatically obscure.
[3] The phrase is otherwise unattested in this precise form, but for parallels (in Pindar and Anacreon) see LSJ s.v. ste/fanos.
Keywords: architecture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 January 2002@14:15:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 6 January 2002@06:30:49.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 25 April 2012@07:54:47.
David Whitehead on 2 September 2015@03:06:13.
Catharine Roth (tweaked betacode) on 5 December 2015@00:55:14.


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