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Headword: *napa/tai
Adler number: nu,30
Translated headword: Napatai, Napatae, Napata
Vetting Status: high
A city of Libya near Ethiopia. The citizen [sc. of it is called a] Napataian.
Greek Original:
*napa/tai: po/lis *libu/hs pro\s th=| *ai)qiopi/a|. o( poli/ths *napatai=os.
An abridged version of Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. Napatai. "Libya" is used here in its ancient sense (i.e. that part of Africa lying between the Nile and the Atlantic). In modern terms Napata (the version of the name found in Strabo 17.1.54 and Ptolemy 8.16.8, 4.7.19) was in the Sudan: Barrington Atlas map 82 grid B3.
This entry and the two that follow it, nu 31 and nu 32 (both of these also derived from Stephanus), are not present in mss AFV but are written as marginalia in ms M.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 December 2000@11:12:44.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, augemented note, added keyword, set status) on 30 October 2003@15:49:44.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 31 October 2003@03:30:07.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 9 July 2009@06:18:10.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 28 July 2011@06:00:44.


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