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Headword: *straggali/des
Adler number: sigma,1157
Translated headword: strangle-knots
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] fastenings hard to undo. Pherecrates in Deserters [writes]: "for you, you were always tying strangle-knots."[1]
Greek Original:
*straggali/des: ta\ du/sluta a(/mmata. *ferekra/ths *au)tomo/lois: u(mei=s ga\r a)ei\ straggali/das e)sfi/ggete.
Likewise in Photius' Lexicon (sigma595 Theodoridis), similarly elsewhere; cf. Hesychius sigma1953. The headword is nominative plural. If it is quoted from somewhere in that form, the extant possibilities are Strattis fr. 48 Kock = 51 K.-A. (from his Phoenician Women) and Aristotle, History of Animals 587b22-23; alternatively it is the accusative plural of the quotation given here, converted into a nominative.
cf. generally sigma 1158.
[1] Pherecrates fr. 21 Kock (25 K.-A.).
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 February 2014@05:11:32.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 11 February 2014@01:37:28.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 11 February 2014@03:22:11.
William Hutton (augmented general note) on 11 February 2014@08:30:39.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 11 February 2014@09:38:15.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 30 November 2014@00:12:02.
David Whitehead on 1 January 2015@09:20:38.


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