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Headword: Steganon
Adler number: sigma,1021
Translated headword: confining, enclosing, closely-covered; surly
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] dense, tightly-bound.[1]
And Diodorus [writes]: "but the Romans made closely-covered [huts] and wintered [there]."[2]
And [there is] a proverb: "in a Bacchant's manner." [Said] in reference to those who are surly and silent; inasmuch as the Bacchants keep silence.[3]
Greek Original:
Steganon: puknon, sphinkton. kai Diodôros: hoi de Rhômaioi stegana poiêsantes parecheimazon. kai paroimia: Bakchês tropon. epi tôn steganôn kai siôpêlôn: hai gar Bakchai esigôn.
Notes:
cf. sigma 1020, sigma 1022, sigma 1023.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica. The headword is either masculine accusative singular or neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective; neuter if, as it seems, it is extracted from Aeschylus, Agamemnon 358 (a net); cf. the scholia there.
[2] Diodorus Siculus fr. 9 Walton (33 Dindorf).
[3] cf. Diogenianus 3.43 and other paroemiographers; mentioned already at beta 56.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; religion; science and technology; tragedy; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 May 2012@00:47:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 21 May 2012@03:24:33.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; another keyword; tweaking) on 1 January 2014@04:12:46.

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