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Headword: *(edra/nwn
Adler number: epsilon,265
Translated headword: of seats
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of thrones.[1] Sophocles [writes]: "but lord of seats, where you sit in a long pause."[2]
And in the Epigrams: "and the anchor, support of unsteady ships."[3] ['Support'] meaning foundation.
Greek Original:
*(edra/nwn: qro/nwn. *sofoklh=s: a)ll' a)/nac e(dra/nwn, o(/pou makrai/wni sthri/zh| sxolh=|. kai\ e)n *)epigra/mmasi: nhw=n q' e(/dranon a)staqe/wn a)/gkuran. a)nti\ tou= e(/drasma.
[1] The headword (presumably extracted from the first quotation given) is genitive plural of e(/dranon, a poetic form of e(/dra.
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 194-5 (web address 1), with scholion. Read a)/na e)c "arise from" instead of a)/nac "lord." Correctly at alpha 1795.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.28.6-7 (Julian, prefect of Egypt), a retiring fisherman's dedication to Hermes. See further excerpts from this epigram at alpha 2652, gamma 456, iota 336, and iota 755.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; religion; science and technology; trade and manufacture; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 February 2007@01:21:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented translation; x-ref; another keyword; cosmetics) on 5 February 2007@03:19:06.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 30 July 2012@03:32:36.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 30 July 2012@13:23:03.
David Whitehead on 6 December 2015@08:46:14.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.3, added cross-references, added keywords) on 9 September 2023@20:56:11.


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