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Headword: *fou=rka
Adler number: phi,628
Translated headword: gallows
Vetting Status: high
Amongst Romans [this is the term for] a two-pronged timber.
Greek Original:
*fou=rka: para\ *(rwmai/ois di/dumon cu/lon.
cf. delta 870.
The word furca denotes in Latin both the fork-shaped wood to be placed on the neck of a punished culprit, generally a slave, and the gallows, corresponding to Greek di/dumon xu/lon. This meaning is common in juridical sources: see Digest 48.19.28, passim.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; law
Translated by: Antonella Ippolito on 2 May 2005@17:48:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 3 May 2005@07:09:13.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 20 November 2014@20:14:30.


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