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Headword: *(ekkaideka/dwra
Adler number: epsilon,406
Translated headword: sixteen-hand
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] sixteen palms [sc. in breadth]. For a palm-breadth is called a 'hand'.[1]
Homer [writes]: "the horn was sixteen-hand."[2]
Greek Original:
*(ekkaideka/dwra: e(kkai/deka palaistw=n. dw=ron ga\r kalei=tai h( palaisth/. *(/omhros: tou= ke/ra e(kkaideka/dwra pefu/kei.
cf. under delta 1439 and delta 1472.
[1] Also in Hesychius. From the scholia to the passage about to be quoted.
[2] Homer, Iliad 4.109.
Keywords: definition; epic; military affairs; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 May 2003@08:34:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 12 May 2003@00:52:17.
David Whitehead on 3 August 2012@06:16:50.


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