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Headword: *fqi=os
Adler number: phi,496
Translated headword: Phthios, Phthius
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.[1] Also [sc. attested is] Phthiotes, [meaning] a man from the city of Phthia.[2] But in the feminine [this becomes] 'Phthiotis woman', [spelled] with an i.[3]
Greek Original:
*fqi=os: o)/noma ku/rion. kai\ *fqiw/ths, o( a)po\ th=s *fqi/as po/lews. qhlukw=s de\ *fqiw=tis gunh/, dia\ tou= i.
[1] The eponymous founder, in mythology, of Thessalian Phthia/Phthiotis. See, e.g., Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 1.17.3.
[2] See under phi 489.
[3] Adler does format 'Phthiotis woman' as a quoted phrase, and so it might be; note, however, that extant attestations of 'Phthiotis' are geographical.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mythology; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 November 2001@04:11:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 6 September 2002@09:37:54.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Cosmetics) on 18 January 2004@15:22:53.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 29 April 2011@04:05:47.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2011@06:51:26.
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