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Headword: *dw=ron
Adler number: delta,1472
Translated headword: hand, hand's-breadth
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a palm[s'-breadth]. And Homer [says]: 'it was sixteen hands'.
Greek Original:
*dw=ron: h( palaisth/. kai\ *(/omhros: e(kkaideka/dwra pefu/kei.
Homer, Iliad 4.109 (on the ibex horns which had been made into Pandarus' bow), with exegesis from the scholia there. Already at delta 1439, and again at epsilon 406. The Greek 'palm' equates to 3.04 inches, 7.71 cm.
Keywords: definition; epic; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 May 2003@08:15:51.
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Catharine Roth on 12 May 2003@00:50:30.
David Whitehead on 28 June 2004@09:49:20.
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