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Headword: *sfai=ra
Adler number: sigma,1720
Translated headword: ball, sphere
Vetting Status: high
[Note] that Anagallis of Corcyra, a grammarian, attributes the invention of the ball[-game] to Nausicaa the daughter of Alcinous.
Greek Original:
*sfai=ra: o(/ti th\n th=s sfai/ras eu(/resin *)ana/gallis h( *kerkurai/a, grammatikh/, *nausika/a| th=| *)alkino/ou qugatri\ a)nati/qhsin.
From alpha 1817, q.v. (cf. omicron 671).
Athenaeus in Deipnosophists (1.14D = 1.25 Kaibel) gives the name of this female grammarian as Agallis.
Keywords: aetiology; athletics; biography; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; mythology; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 July 2014@22:06:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics; raised status) on 22 July 2014@03:00:10.
David Whitehead (expanded a ref) on 15 January 2015@08:32:11.


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