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Headword: *)argurou=n
Adler number: alpha,3799
Translated headword: of silver and of gold
Vetting Status: high
[*)argu/reon "of silver"] and xru/seon ["of gold"] [are] Ionic [words],[1] but xru/seion ["golden"] [is] a possessive adjective. Thucydides [in book] one [writes]: "he had the use of the golden mines".[2] Just as he says a)rgu/reia ["silver [mines]"] in the second [book]. "As far as Laurion, where the silver mines of the Athenians are."[3]
Greek Original:
*)argurou=n kai\ *xrusou=n: to\ d' a)rgu/reon kai\ xru/seon *)iaka\, to\ de\ xru/seion kthtiko/n. *qoukudi/dhs a#: xrh=si/n t' e)/xei tw=n xrusei/wn meta/llwn. w(/sper kai\ a)rgu/reia le/getai deute/ra|. me/xri *lauri/ou, ou(= ta)rgu/reia me/talla/ e)stin *)aqhnai/ois.
[1] The uncontracted Ionic words are contrasted with the contracted headwords.
[2] Thucydides, not in book one, but the autobiographical 4.105.1 (web address 1).
[3] Thucydides 2.55.1 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 August 2001@18:12:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added keywords; cosmetics) on 14 August 2001@12:25:28.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 23 August 2002@09:42:50.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 30 June 2011@08:27:43.
Catharine Roth (added betacode, other cosmetics) on 21 October 2015@20:01:56.


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