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Headword: *lo/gxh
Adler number: lambda,664
Translated headword: lance, spear
Vetting Status: high
They name each composite whole in the singular, as if someone might say "horse" in reference to many horses.[1]
So a "lance" [is] an iron javelin.[2]
Greek Original:
*lo/gxh: e(/kaston su/sthma e(nikw=s le/gousin, w(s ei)/ tis e)pi\ pollw=n i(/ppwn ei)/poi th\n i(/ppon. *lo/gxh ou)=n sidh/reion a)ko/ntion.
See also lambda 663, lambda 665.
[1] From the scholia to Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 1311 (web address 1). The "seven lances" there are referring to seven troops of spearmen (LSJ s.v. lo/gxh III).
[2] cf. generally alphaiota 18, zeta 97.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; trade and manufacture; tragedy
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 20 June 2009@13:13:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (upgraded link, added keywords, set status) on 20 June 2009@16:21:44.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; tweaks) on 21 June 2009@04:01:48.
David Whitehead on 22 April 2013@03:16:35.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 13 June 2020@00:50:29.


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