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Headword: Ποδοκάκη
Adler number: pi,1847
Translated headword: stocks
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A timber, by which, putting the feet in an enclosure, they hold them together; what among Romans is called a kouspos.[1]
"And in an enclosure and stocks they waited, straining and suffering."[2]
It is also called a podostrabe ["foot-snare, gin"].[3]
"As if held in some foot-snares they were slaughtered in the ditches."[4]
Greek Original:
Ποδοκάκη: ξύλον, ᾧ ἐν εἱρκτῇ τοὺς πόδας ἐμβάλλοντες συνέχουσιν: ὃ παρὰ Ῥωμαίοις κοῦσπος καλεῖται. ἐν εἱρκτῇ τε καὶ ποδοκάκῃ στρεβλούμενοι καὶ ταλαιπωρούμενοι ἔμενον. λέγεται καὶ Ποδοστράβη. ὡς ἐν ποδοστράβαις τισιν ἐνειργόμενοι τοῖς βόθροις ἐκτείνοντο.
Notes:
See also pi 1848, where Harpokration gives the false, single-k etymology of the word; its authentic spelling, despite entries like these, has kk (see LSJ entry at web address 1).
[1] Same glossing in Photius (pi985 Theodoridis) and elsewhere; and cf. under omicroniota 34.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable.
[3] cf. pi 1849.
[4] Quotation unidentifiable.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 20 May 2002@22:03:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added notes; augmented keywords) on 21 May 2002@04:50:47.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 21 May 2002@11:30:59.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks) on 16 May 2011@04:34:10.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2013@07:20:00.

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