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Headword: *dora/
Adler number: delta,1376
Translated headword: hide
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the skin.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] 'hide of donkeys'. Empedocles[2] was called Kolusanemas ["wind-restrainer"][3] because when a strong wind was oppressing Akragas[4] he surrounded the city with the hides of donkeys.
Greek Original:
*dora/: to\ de/rma. kai\ *dora\ o)/nwn. o(/ti *)empedoklh=s *kwlusane/mas e)peklh/qh dia\ to\ a)ne/mou pollou= e)piqeme/nou th=| *)akra/ganti e)cela/sai au)to\n dora\s o)/nwn periqe/nta th=| po/lei.
[1] Likewise in Hesychius and other lexica.
[2] What follows comes from epsilon 1002; see also alpha 1671.
[3] Formed from the verb kwlu/w (I hinder) and the noun a)/nemos (wind); cf. alpha 3242, kappa 2249.
[4] A Greek city in Sicily, present-day Agrigento; cf. alpha 1026, alpha 1671, alpha 1812, epsilon 1002, epsilon 2201, epsilon 2918, iota 200, kappa 2161, pi 817, tau 272, phi 43.
Kingsley, P. Ancient Philosophy, Mystery and Magic: Empedocles and Pythagorean Tradition. Oxford/New York, 1995
Riedweg, C. "Orphisches bei Empedocles" Antike und Abendland 4x (1995) 34-59
Inwood, B. The Poem of Empedocles. A Text and Translation with an Introduction. Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press, 1992
Wright, M. R., Empedocles: The Extant Fragments. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1981
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Translated by: Konstantinos Kopanias on 23 March 2005@04:02:24.
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