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Headword: *(alusei/dion
Adler number: alpha,1438
Translated headword: chain-mail
Vetting Status: high
[Chain-mail]; and [sc. also attested is the phrase] 'chain-mail corslet'.
Greek Original:
*(alusei/dion: kai\ *(aluseidwto\s qw/rac.
There are two corresponding entries, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
For chain-mail corslets see e.g. Polybius 6.23.15, Diodorus Siculus 5.30.3, Strabo 3.3.6. There and in general the adjective and its cognate headword are more usually a(lusi-.
Keywords: clothing; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 June 2000@08:47:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 July 2002@10:07:25.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 11 February 2012@05:57:16.
David Whitehead on 14 June 2015@06:00:29.


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