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Headword: *dou/reios
Adler number: delta,1429
Translated headword: planked, wooden
Vetting Status: high
[sc. As in] the Greeks' wooden horse.[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "in size as big as the wooden one, they would have the width to drive past each other, [...] and as to the length, [...] a hundred cubits".[2]
Greek Original:
*dou/reios: o( cu/linos i(/ppos tw=n *(ellh/nwn. *)aristofa/nhs: me/geqos o(/son o( dou/reios, u(po\ tou= pla/tous a)\n parelasai/thn, to\ de\ mh=kos, e(katonto/rguion.
[1] So in e.g. Euripides, Trojan Women 14 (if authentic); Plato, Theaetetus 184D. The Homeric form was doura/teos (Odyssey 8.493 etc.); delta 1428. For the phrase see again under delta 1541.
[2] Aristophanes, Birds 1128-31 (with prior mention of horses), here compressed; cf. epsilon 1831.
Keywords: comedy; definition; epic; mythology; science and technology; trade and manufacture; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 May 2003@03:42:25.
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Catharine Roth on 31 May 2003@01:25:58.
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