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Headword: *)en xrw=| paraple/wn
Adler number: epsilon,1508
Translated headword: sailing close to skin
Vetting Status: high
In Thucydides [this expression is used] meaning close. For it is [an instance of] apocope, because it was [sc. in full] e)n xrwti/.[1] It is said from shaving which is done close to the skin.
Greek Original:
*)en xrw=| paraple/wn: para\ *qoukudi/dh| a)nti\ tou= plhsi/on. e)/sti ga\r h( a)pokoph/, h)=n ga\r e)n xrwti/. ei)/rhtai de\ a)po\ th=s koura=s th=s a)/xri tou= xrwto\s ginome/nhs.
From a scholion on Thucydides 2.84.1, where the plural of this participial phrase is used of Phormio's warships (web address 1). For the part of it which generates the comment cf. already epsilon 1506, epsilon 1507.
[1] Forms of xrw/s with t-stem are usual in Attic, except in this expression; in epic and Ionic forms with the stem xro- occur. See LSJ s.v.
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Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 31 May 2007@01:22:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 31 May 2007@02:59:35.
David Whitehead on 31 August 2012@03:28:47.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 1 September 2012@17:47:23.


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