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Headword: *fe/llos
Adler number: phi,192
Translated headword: cork-oak
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"And a cork-oak unsunk in water always, making the sign of hidden nets."[1]
Greek Original:
*fe/llos. a)ba/ptisto/n te kaq' u(/dwr fello/n, a)ei\ krufi/wn sh=ma laxo/nta bo/lwn.
Notes:
The headword -- which appears in the accusative case in the quotation given -- is unglossed here, but (with different accentuation) has a gloss in Hesychius ("bark of trees, or light wood"). According to LSJ, fello/s is Quercus suber, or something made of cork, such as floats on a fishing-net.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.192.5-6 (Archias). [Adler inserts the comma after fello/n, i.e. taking the "always" with what follows.]
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 September 2011@01:14:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes; another keyword) on 19 September 2011@03:35:14.


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