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Headword: *)akina/khs
Adler number: alpha,882
Translated headword: scimitar
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] little Persian spear.
Greek Original:
*)akina/khs: mikro\n do/ru *persiko/n.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica (and in the scholia to Plato, Republic 553C, where the accusative plural occurs), but incorrect: this was a short sword-like weapon for slashing. (LSJ is wrong to describe it as straight.) See the equivalent entry in the immediate source, Harpokration s.v., commenting on Demosthenes 24.129 and citing Anaximenes FGrH 72 F15.
See also omega 48.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; military affairs; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 February 2000@22:02:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 29 September 2000@11:13:28.
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 1 January 2001@10:59:26.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 20 July 2011@07:01:56.
David Whitehead on 20 July 2011@07:02:25.
David Whitehead on 11 May 2015@11:09:14.


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