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Headword: *)agkurhbo/lion
Adler number: alpha,260
Translated headword: anchor-weight
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the iron [sc. weight] of the boat.
Greek Original:
*)agkurhbo/lion: to\ sidh/rion tou= ploi/ou.
Though unambiguous, the gloss -- paralleled, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon -- is at odds with classical usage. The neuter noun a)gkurhbo/lion occurs in a fragment of Democritus quoted twice by Plutarch (Moralia 317A, 495E), and, as LSJ s.v. note, is the equivalent there of a)gkurobo/lion, "place of anchorage".
On ancient anchors see generally Lionel Casson, Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World (Baltimore & London 1995) 252-7.
Keywords: definition; science and technology
Translated by: Roger Travis on 4 October 2000@12:21:09.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Modified translation, set status) on 12 June 2001@13:33:58.
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 13 June 2001@03:36:54.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 4 January 2012@08:52:20.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 February 2015@23:48:14.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 9 April 2015@07:56:29.


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