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Headword: *sfaga/s
Adler number: sigma,1701
Translated headword: throats
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] shoulders/clavicles. Thucydides writes; "and they drove arrows into their [sc. own] throats."
Greek Original:
*sfaga/s: ta\s kataklei=das. *qoukudi/dhs: kai\ o)i+stou\s kaqi/esan e)s ta\s sfaga/s.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius sigma851 Theodoridis), and in the scholia to Thucydides 4.48.3, where the quoted phrase occurs (of Corcyraean prisoners committing suicide, during the civil war of 427 BCE).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; medicine; military affairs; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 May 2014@07:43:40.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, set status) on 25 May 2014@11:06:52.
David Whitehead (tweaks and expansions; raised status) on 26 May 2014@03:03:32.


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