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Headword: *)apo/moira
Adler number: alpha,3445
Translated headword: portion, share
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] part.[1]
"A portion of the army brought out wineskins full of ash and soot, and with daggers they ripped these open and clouded the air."[2]
And Agathias [writes]: "it was a portion of the Franks, and it roamed up and down the plains there for fodder."[3]
Greek Original:
*)apo/moira: me/ros. a)po/moira de\ th=s stratia=s a)skou\s e)pifero/menoi spodia=s kai\ te/fras peplhrwme/nous, cifidi/ois tou/tous die/rrhcan kai\ to\n a)e/ra e)qo/lwsan. kai\ *)agaqi/as: a)po/moira de\ h)=n tw=n *fra/gkwn, kai\ a)na\ ta\ th=|de pedi/a e)foi/ta xilou= e(/neka.
[1] Similarly (glossed with meri/s) in Hesychius; Latte there regards the headword as extracted from the Septuagint (Ezechiel 45.20, accusative case there).
[2] Connected by Bernhardy with alphaiota 106 and kappa 2036.
[3] Agathias, Histories 1.17.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 14 March 2002@22:40:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 15 March 2002@09:03:05.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 2 March 2011@10:07:35.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 4 April 2012@03:51:55.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@00:01:05.
David Whitehead on 28 August 2015@06:26:05.


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