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Headword: *kardi/a
Adler number: kappa,364
Translated headword: Kardia, Cardia
Vetting Status: high
A city of Thrace.[1]
Also [sc. attested are] Kardians, the citizens [of it].[2]
And[3] a name of a sea.[4]
Greek Original:
*kardi/a: po/lis *qra/|khs. kai\ *kardianoi/, oi( poli=tai. o)/noma pela/gous.
OCD(4) 279.
[1] Kardia -- later renamed Lysimacheia; present-day Turkish Baklaburnu -- lay on the W side of the neck of the Thracian Chersonese, at the head of the Gulf of Melas (which is presumably the "sea" in question here). Barrington Atlas map 51 grid H3. On the strategic location of Kardia see Demosthenes 23.182 (web address 1)
[2] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Birds 1474; cf. epsilon 669.
[3] This kai/ has been inadvertently omitted from the Suda online text.
[4] Presumably an alternative name for the Melas Gulf.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 November 2000@07:00:24.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note and keyword) on 24 August 2003@15:01:28.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 26 August 2003@03:08:44.
Mehmet Fatih Yavuz (augmented note, added web address) on 22 October 2008@17:17:36.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 23 October 2008@03:04:22.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 27 July 2011@04:00:27.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2014@05:47:16.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 10 April 2019@20:04:42.


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