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Headword: *bota/
Adler number: beta,404
Translated headword: grazers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] grazing-animals.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the feminine noun] bota/nh ["pasturage"], fodder.
"Certain horse-feeders of the Cadmeians were contending with some of the Minyans over pasturage."[2]
"Going past the nearby hills they will find the plain full of manifold grazers."[3]
Greek Original:
*bota/: boskh/mata. kai\ *bota/nh, o( xo/rtos. *kadmei/wn tine\s i(ppoboskoi\ peri\ bota/nhs pro/s tinas tw=n *minu/wn h)/rizon. tou\s plhsi/on u(perba/llontes lo/fous mesto\n eu(rh/sousi to\ pedi/on pantoi/wn botw=n.
cf. generally beta 405, beta 406, beta 407.
[1] From the scholia to Plato, Menexenus 237D, where the headword (a neuter plural) occurs.
[2] The quotation (here only) is unidentifiable, but the subject is evidently the prehistory of Boiotia ("Cadmeians" = Thebans, and the Minyans too are associated with Boiotia).
[3] Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 9.20.3.
Keywords: agriculture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; history; mythology; philosophy; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 December 2001@19:41:31.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetic) on 12 December 2001@00:03:22.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 12 December 2001@03:07:12.
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David Whitehead on 1 June 2012@06:03:52.
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