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Headword: Φάσγανον
Adler number: phi,120
Translated headword: sword
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Φάσγανον means the same as] ξίφος .[1]
"And [Eugathes] spurned a reed curry-comb and knives without handles and the nail-paring scissors."[2]
Greek Original:
Φάσγανον: ξίφος. καὶ ψῆκτραν ἄκιτιν ἀπέπτυσε καὶ λιποκόπρους φασγανίδας καὶ τοὺς συλόνυχας ὄνυχας.
Notes:
[1] The headword is an epic/poetic noun with this meaning; the glossing noun (xi 76) also occurs in epic and poetry but is much commoner, later, in all genres. Same gloss in other lexica and in a scholion on Homer, Iliad 1.190.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.307.3-4 (with the accusative plural of a feminine noun related to the headword). The Suda's version of these lines has textual errors: ἄκιτιν should be δονακῖτιν "of reed," λιποκόπρους should be λιποκώπους "lacking handles," and ὄνυχας should be στόνυχας "sharp points." See also psi 66, alpha 889, sigma 1348.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 September 2011@23:09:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded notes; more keywords) on 4 September 2011@04:45:29.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 4 December 2013@07:27:05.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 2 April 2014@20:03:03.

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