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Headword: Ποδοκάκη
Adler number: pi,1847
Translated headword: stocks
Vetting Status: high
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.
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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