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Headword: Ἰόεντα σίδηρον
Adler number: iota,407
Translated headword: violet-colored iron
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] black/dark;[1] like ἰοειδέα πόντον ["violet sea"], the black/dark [sea]. But better [interpreted as meaning] suitable for arrows [ἰοί ].
Greek Original:
Ἰόεντα σίδηρον: τὸν μέλανα: ὡς ἰοειδέα πόντον, τὸν μέλανα. βέλτιον δὲ εἰς ἰοὺς εὐθετοῦντα.
The headword phrase, in the accusative, comes from Homer, Iliad 23.850, and this is the gloss of the scholia there. The analogous phrase is quoted from Odyssey 11.107.
[1] cf. iota 408.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; imagery; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 May 2006@00:44:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 25 May 2006@03:48:06.
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 25 May 2006@11:11:27.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 13 January 2013@05:28:21.


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