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Headword: *sigu/nh
Adler number: sigma,370
Translated headword: spear
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested is the accusative plural] sigu/nnous, [meaning] spears.[1]
[Used] among Macedonians. In the Epigrams: "[Harpalion] dedicated to Herakles me, this spear from long ago."[2]
And elsewhere: "[I dedicate] the dog, the pouch, and the crook-toothed spear."[3]
Greek Original:
*sigu/nh. kai\ *sigu/nnous, ta\ do/rata. para\ *makedo/sin. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: to/nde par' *(hraklei= qh=ke/ me to\n sigu/nhn e)k pollou= pleiw=nos. kai\ a)llaxou=: to\n ku/na ta\n ph/ran te kai\ a)gkulo/donta si/gunon.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica, and in a scholion on Plato, Erastai [Lovers] 135E. According to LSJ s.v., the nominative is sigu/nhs or si/gunos, often written (as in the accusative plural transmitted here) with double nu.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.93.2-3 with scholion, quoted already at pi 1736; the correct reading may be sibu/nhn "hunting spear" (cf. sigma 363).
[3] Greek Anthology 6.176.1.
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Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 September 2012@01:24:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 23 September 2012@04:16:46.
David Whitehead on 24 December 2013@05:12:18.


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