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Headword: *peiraieu/s
Adler number: pi,1455
Translated headword: Peiraieus, Piraeus
Vetting Status: high
A proper name. And the harbour. And it declines *peiraie/ws [or] *peiraiw=s [in the genitive], and the dative [is] *peiraiei=.
And an island, which took its name from crossing over [diapera=n].[1] See the story of this under "I am Embaros".[2]
Greek Original:
*peiraieu/s: o)/noma ku/rion. kai\ o( limh/n. kai\ kli/netai *peiraie/ws, *peiraiw=s, kai\ h( dotikh\ *peiraiei=. kai\ nh=sos, o(/qen tou)/noma ei)/lhfen a)po\ tou= diapera=n. kai\ zh/tei th\n tou/tou i(stori/an e)n tw=| e)/mbaro/s ei)mi.
OCD4 Piraeus.
[1] cf. Strabo 1.3.18; Garland (below) 7.
[2] epsilon 937. See Garland (below) 113.
Robert Garland, The Piraeus (London 1987)
Keywords: aetiology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 December 2000@03:41:18.
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