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Headword: Podapos
Adler number: pi,1841
Translated headword: whence?
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of what nation, of what territory.[1]
Xenophon says: "when he was asked where he was from, he said he was a Persian."[2]
And elsewhere: "'From where?' 'An Antiochian.'"[3]
Interpretation of a dream from Nicephorus the patriarch: "to wash the feet indicates a resolution of cares. Having flat feet means troubles. If [your] feet have been struck, by no means start on a path."[4]
Greek Original:
Podapos: poiou ethnous, poias chôras. phêsi Xenophôn: erôtômenos de podapos eiê, Persês ephê einai. kai authis: podapos; Antiocheus. lusis oneirou Nikêphorou patriarchou: podas kathairein phrontidôn dêloi lusin. podas plateis echonta sêmainei lupas. podôn kopentôn, mêdolôs archou tribou.
[1] Interrogative adjective; cf. Photius s.v. h(medapw=n.
[2] Xenophon, Anabasis 4.4.17 (web address 1).
[3] Greek Anthology 6.259.2-3 -- not identified by Adler, but discoverable through the TLG; see C. Theodoridis in his Photius edition (vol.II p.LXXX).
[4] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251), sometimes also attributed to Nicephorus.
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Keywords: biography; Christianity; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; dreams; geography; historiography; history; medicine; meter and music; poetry; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 November 2011@01:06:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expansions to notes; more keywords; tweaks and cossmetics) on 22 November 2011@03:24:04.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 7 October 2013@07:07:42.


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