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Headword: *eu)rw/tas
Adler number: epsilon,3710
Translated headword: Eurotas, Evrotas
Vetting Status: high
A river[1] of Lakonike.
Greek Original:
*eu)rw/tas: potamo\s *lakwnikh=s.
The Eurotas (Barrington Atlas map 58 grid C3) is the modern Evrotas.
"Lakonike" (an adjective here implying the noun "ge", land; cf. alpha 733, alpha 4183, gamma 486, delta 1290, epsilon 3348, etc.) is the regular name in classical sources for the territory of Sparta, usually called Laconia or Lakonia in modern works.
For 'Eurotas' in a sexual sense see epsilon 3709.
[1] This gloss alone, without the geographical specificity, in Hesychius (epsilon7169).
P.A. Cartledge, Sparta and Lakonia: a regional history (London 1979) 18-21 and passim
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 13 October 2000@09:32:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note; added bibliography and keyword) on 14 October 2000@10:42:55.
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword; cosmetics) on 23 May 2007@09:53:42.
David Whitehead on 31 July 2011@05:14:56.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaking) on 14 November 2012@07:43:56.
Ronald Allen (added map reference) on 7 July 2018@12:46:41.


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