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Headword: *(erki/ths
Adler number: epsilon,3016
Translated headword: fence-man, enclosure-man
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a guard.
Greek Original:
*(erki/ths: o( fu/lac.
Rare noun, with the same glossing (according to Adler) in the Ambrosian Lexicon. Athenaeus, Deipnosphists 6.267C [6.93 Kaibel] cites the Macedonian grammarian Amerias for a different and fuller one: "herkitai is the name for slaves [sc. working] in the fields". In any event, from e(/rkos "enclosure, fence" (epsilon 3017).
Keywords: agriculture; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 December 2007@18:16:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; augmented note and keywords) on 24 December 2007@05:16:35.
David Whitehead on 28 October 2012@06:38:01.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 12 February 2016@04:12:04.


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