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Headword: *koxli/as
Adler number: kappa,2203
Translated headword: spiral, snail
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a road rotated to each [side].[1]
"A snail, proceeding mechanically, went at the head of his procession, spitting out saliva".[2]
Greek Original:
*koxli/as: o(do\s ei)s e(ka/teron perihgme/nh. koxli/as au)toma/tws badi/zwn prohgei=to th=s pomph=s au)tw=| si/alon a)naptu/wn.
[1] cf. generally the cluster of "spiral" meanings at LSJ s.v. koxli/as, though they do not include this precise one.
[2] Polybius 12.13.11, citing Demochares [FGrH 75 F4] on the vulgar ostentation of Demetrius of Phaleron (delta 429); cf. sigma 352. For real snails cf. sigma 706, phi 221 (and kappa 2204).
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 November 2006@07:58:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 20 November 2006@00:36:58.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 20 November 2006@03:40:48.
David Whitehead on 14 March 2013@05:01:39.


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