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Headword: *ka/nwbos
Adler number: kappa,319
Translated headword: Kanobos, Canobus, Kanopos, Canopus
Vetting Status: high
A proper name. Also a name of a city.
Greek Original:
*ka/nwbos: o)/noma ku/rion. kai\ o)/noma po/lews.
See also alpha 1654, kappa 320, Catholic Encyclopedia entry at web address 1. For the spelling discrepancy (b or p) and the 'proper name' (the eponymous founder of the city was Menelaus' helmsman K.: Strabo 17.1.17) see Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. Kanopos.
The city (Barrington Atlas map 74 grid C2) was long sunken. Franck Goddio identified its exact location in the Aboukir region in 1999, since when it has been the subject of some spectacular underwater archaeology. See web address 2.
Besides the Nile city (and associated toponyms, including the Canopic mouth of the Nile) in Egypt, a Kanopos in Libya and another near Byzantium are also attested.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; geography; mythology
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 28 July 2003@10:01:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented headword; added notes and a keyword) on 28 July 2003@10:21:09.
Nicholas Fincher (expanded note) on 28 July 2003@23:13:59.
David Whitehead on 27 January 2013@04:36:32.
Catharine Roth (tweaked notes) on 17 August 2013@23:52:26.
Catharine Roth (removed a link) on 3 April 2019@11:28:42.
Ronald Allen (added map reference) on 15 September 2021@13:05:48.


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