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Headword: *bopo/rous
Adler number: beta,389
Translated headword: ox-piercing [spits]
Vetting Status: high
In Herodotus [these are] large spits.
Greek Original:
*bopo/rous: para\ *(hrodo/tw| o)belou\s mega/lous.
From a gloss on Herodotus 2.135.4, where the headword adjective, accusative plural, occurs (in the form boupo/rous) in a description of spits long enough to pierce an entire ox.
cf. Xenophon, Anabasis 7.8.14, of a spit large and sharp enough to pierce a man's thigh.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; historiography; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Kevin Arrowood on 15 May 2002@12:38:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword, translation, note; cosmetics) on 16 May 2002@03:27:01.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 31 May 2012@08:20:18.
David Whitehead on 21 September 2015@08:17:21.


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