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Headword: *kaspi/w| li/qw|
Adler number: kappa,461
Translated headword: with Caspian stone
Vetting Status: high
"The Caspians used to have spears for close fighting, tipped with Caspian stone, which they say is sharpest for piercing and puts a kind of deadly venom into the wound."
Greek Original:
*kaspi/w| li/qw|: oi( *ka/spioi ei)=xon a)gxe/maxa do/rata, teqhgme/na li/qw| *kaspi/w|, o(\n o)cu/tato/n te fasi\ trw=sai kai/ tina i)o\n e)mpoiei=n tw=| trau/mati o)le/qrion.
The headword phrase, in the dative case, is presumably extracted from the unidentifiable quotation given.
For Caspian matters cf. generally kappa 460. For close fighting/fighters see also under iota 437, lambda 254, sigma 1726.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; medicine; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 September 2006@00:14:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied notes; added more keywords; cosmetics) on 13 September 2006@03:23:08.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 13 September 2006@05:23:54.
David Whitehead on 29 January 2013@09:39:29.


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