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Headword: *be/reqron
Adler number: beta,242
Translated headword: gulf, pit
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] deep [place].[1]
"Now more than before, o triple dog, guard the gates of the strong pit with your unsleeping eyes."[2]
Greek Original:
*be/reqron: ba/qos. nu=n ple/on h)\ to\ pa/roiqe pu/las krateroi=o bere/qrou o)/mmasin a)gru/pnois trisse\, fu/lasse, ku/on.
The headword is an epic/Ionic form of Attic ba/raqron (beta 99, beta 100, beta 101).
[1] From the scholia on Homer, Iliad 8.14, where the headword occurs (referring to Tartaros: web address 1).
[2] Greek Anthology 7.70.1-2 (addressing Cerberus).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; mythology; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 December 2003@19:03:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 30 December 2003@05:34:53.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 28 May 2012@05:13:17.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 29 May 2012@01:01:21.
David Whitehead on 20 September 2015@04:44:15.


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