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Headword: *kolofw/n
Adler number: kappa,1955
Translated headword: summit, top, colophon
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the limit, the great and high promontory. It is [a term] applied to great evils.
Greek Original:
*kolofw/n: to\ pe/ras, to\ me/ga kai\ u(yhlo\n a)krwth/rion. lamba/netai de\ e)pi\ mega/lwn kakw=n.
Same or similar entry in other lexica; see the references at Photius kappa902 Theodoridis.
Strabo 14.1.28 (web address 1) proffers an explanation for its second part: the city of Kolophon in Asia Minor (cf. kappa 1956) had such superior cavalry that its intervention always finished things badly for the opponents.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: aetiology; daily life; definition; geography; imagery; military affairs; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 November 2001@02:50:56.
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Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 19 October 2003@20:10:25.
David Whitehead (added x-ref) on 20 October 2003@05:43:49.
David Whitehead on 7 March 2013@05:05:31.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 8 March 2013@22:43:32.


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