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Headword: *)hri/a
Adler number: eta,512
Translated headword: barrows, mounds
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] tombs. Some maintain that this is a quite common name for all tombs, especially those not built up at the top. The name comes from e)/ra ["earth"].[1]
Greek Original:
*)hri/a: oi( ta/foi. fasi\ de/ tines koino/teron me\n pa/ntas tou\s ta/fous ou(/tws o)noma/zesqai, kat' e)cai/reton de\ tou\s mh\ e)n u(/yei w)|kodomhme/nous. w)noma/sqai de\ para\ th\n e)/ran.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v., commenting on the word's appearance in Lycurgus fr. III.3 Conomis.
cf. eta 511, eta 520.
[1] On e)/ra "earth", see epsilon 1643, epsilon 2887, epsilon 2966.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; rhetoric; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 November 2000@05:49:00.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 23 June 2003@00:34:09.
David Whitehead (expanded note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 23 June 2003@02:33:56.
Catharine Roth (added betacode and cross-references) on 18 March 2006@17:11:57.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 8 July 2011@08:47:25.
David Whitehead on 19 December 2012@06:45:06.
Catharine Roth (added a note with cross-references) on 15 September 2018@23:34:07.


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