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Headword: *molotto/s
Adler number: mu,1199
Translated headword: Molossian, Molottian
Vetting Status: high
[Note] that the Molottians in their oath-taking used to make the compacts by cutting up the oxen into small pieces. And see under "Molottian ox."[1]
Greek Original:
*molotto/s: o(/ti oi( *molottoi\ e)n toi=s o(rkwmosi/ois katako/ptontes ei)s mikra\ ta\s bou=s ta\s sunqh/kas e)poiou=nto. kai\ zh/tei e)n tw=| bou=s o( *molottw=n.
[1] beta 463.
The 'tt' is an Attic dialect version of 'ss'; cf. mu 1198.
NF: the Molossoi were one of the three major peoples, together with the Chaones and Thesprotioi, of Epeiros (NW Greece). (Pyrrhos [pi 3232, pi 3233] was from the Molossian royal family.) Located mostly inland at Passaron and north-west.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; law; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 August 2001@09:43:55.
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Nicholas Fincher (Added note) on 17 July 2003@02:43:44.
David Whitehead (added x-refs and keyword; cosmetics; raised status) on 17 July 2003@06:23:10.
David Whitehead on 26 May 2013@07:22:23.
David Whitehead on 26 May 2013@07:22:52.


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