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Headword: *nisai/a
Adler number: nu,423
Translated headword: Nisaia, Nisaea
Vetting Status: high
[Nisaia] was also[1] the name for the whole of the Megarid, from Nisos the son of Pandion. Hellanicus [writes]: "he took both Nisaia and Nisos the son of Pandion and Megareus the Onchestian"[2] viz. the man from Onchestos, a Boiotian city.
Greek Original:
*nisai/a e)kalei=to kai\ au)th\ h( *megari\s o(/lh a)po\ *ni/sou tou= *pandi/onos. *(ella/nikos: *nisai=a/n q' ei(=le kai\ *ni/son to\n *pandi/onos kai\ *megare/a to\n *)ogxh/stion. h)/goun to\n a)po\ *)ogxhstou=, po/lews *boiwti/as.
[1] Besides being the name of the Saronic-Gulf port of Megara. See nu 422, nu 424.
[2] Hellanicus FGrH 4 F78.
OCD(4) p.1018 (Nisus[1])
Keywords: aetiology; biography; definition; geography; historiography; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 December 2000@11:55:40.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 18 December 2003@15:37:48.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 19 December 2003@03:05:43.
David Whitehead on 28 July 2011@07:11:40.
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