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Headword: *kubernh/ths
Adler number: kappa,2589
Translated headword: helmsman, steersman
Vetting Status: high
The commander of the ship.
Greek Original:
*kubernh/ths: o( tou= ploi/ou h(gemw/n.
'The term kybernetes is ambiguous inasmuch as, alongside the specialized sense of "commanding officer," it retained its original sense of "man at the tiller"' (Casson 300 n.1)
Lionel Casson, Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World (Baltimore 1995) 300-302.
Keywords: definition; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 December 2000@11:36:11.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Set status) on 3 October 2003@14:28:53.
David Whitehead (augmented headword; added note, bibliography, keyword) on 4 October 2003@09:16:31.


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