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Headword: *palaista/s
Adler number: pi,63
Translated headword: palms; wrestlers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] spans,[1] or [sc. those engaging] in wrestling.[2]
Greek Original:
*palaista/s: spiqama/s, h)\ e)n pa/lh|.
The ambiguous headword is accusative plural, evidently quoted from somewhere.
[1] For confusion between the length of a palm and of a span see already at delta 1434 and delta 1435. For the (quantifiable) span see also under gamma 367 (and sigma 942).
[2] cf. generally pi 59, pi 62, pi 65, pi 67.
Keywords: athletics; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mathematics; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 August 2010@05:47:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 13 August 2010@23:05:34.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 15 August 2010@04:55:58.
David Whitehead on 26 August 2011@06:14:41.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2013@06:42:05.
Catharine Roth (another cross-reference) on 27 March 2022@00:59:30.


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