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Headword: *)wku/alos nau=s
Adler number: omega,52
Translated headword: swift-sailing ship, sea-swift ship
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the quick [sort].
Greek Original:
*)wku/alos nau=s: h( taxei=a.
From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 15.704-5, where the headword phrase occurs (web address 1). Compare also Homer, Odyssey 12.182, 15.473; Sophocles, Ajax 710; Moschus 2.60. Same glossing in ps.-Herodian and, according to Adler, the Ambrosian Lexicon; similar in Hesychius.
Although the adjective w)ku/alos strictly means "sea-swift, speeding over the sea" (LSJ s.v., web address 2), later writers could apply it to swiftness or violence in other contexts: so Oppian, Halieutica 2.535, and already Pindar, Parthenia 2.19.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: daily life; definition; epic; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Edward Dandrow on 16 April 2000@15:39:13.
Vetted by:
Helma Dik on 2 June 2000@14:45:55.
Helma Dik on 2 June 2000@14:53:11.
David Whitehead (rearranged headword, translation, note; added keyword) on 21 June 2001@03:53:10.
Catharine Roth (augmented notes, modified link, added keyword, raised status) on 14 September 2007@01:23:06.
David Whitehead on 31 October 2013@04:55:38.


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