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Headword: *pollo/s
Adler number: pi,1923
Translated headword: much, many, strong
Vetting Status: high
As a masculine. Instead of polu/s, ["much"].
Arrian [writes]: "concerning Dionysus a strong account [sc. that he invaded India prior to Alexander and subdued the population] holds fast, but concerning Herakles[1] [sc. the parallel tale is] not strong."[2]
Greek Original:
*pollo/s: a)rseniko/n. a)nti\ tou= polu/s. *)arriano/s: *dionu/sou me\n pe/ri pollo\s lo/gos kate/xei, *(hrakle/ous de\ pe/ri ou) pollo/s.
The Ionic headword is the masculine nominative singular equivalent of the Attic polu/s; cf. pi 1920 and LSJ s.v.
[1] cf. eta 475, eta 476, eta 477, and OCD4 s.v. Heracles.
[2] Quoted approximately from Arrian, Indica 5.8.
Keywords: biography; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; mythology
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 12 April 2008@01:59:27.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 12 April 2008@20:54:50.
David Whitehead (tweaked a name; other cosmetics) on 13 April 2008@03:44:19.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 16 May 2011@12:35:15.
David Whitehead on 24 October 2011@09:35:34.
David Whitehead on 8 October 2013@06:29:09.
David Whitehead on 10 August 2014@06:05:37.


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