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Headword: *bou/xeta
Adler number: beta,478
Translated headword: Boucheta, Bucheta
Vetting Status: high
It is a city of Epeiros; the word is neuter and plural.[1] Philochoros[2] says that it got its name because Themis went there, mounted on an ox [e)pi\ boo\s o)xoume/nhn], during the flood of Deukalion.[3]
Greek Original:
*bou/xeta: po/lis e)sti\ th=s *)hpei/rou, ou)dete/rws kai\ plhquntikw=s legome/nh: h(/n fhsi *filo/xoros w)noma/sqai dia\ to\ th\n *qe/min e)pi\ boo\s o)xoume/nhn e)lqei=n e)kei= kata\ to\n *deukali/wnos kataklusmo/n.
From Harpokration s.v. (again, post-Suda, at Etymologicum Magnum 210.34), commenting on this toponym's appearance in Demosthenes 7.32 (web address 1); cf. theta 114.
[1] Another attested version of the name (which would be neuter singular) is Bouchetion.
[2] So the transmitted Suda text, but Harpokration s.v. says "Philostephanos in his Matters Epeirote" (fr. 9a FHG).
[3] delta 283.
The Barrington Atlas gives four possible forms; Bouchetion?, Bouchaition, Boucheta, Boucheton. (The Latin versions of these would be Buchetium, Buchaetium, Bucheta, Buchetum.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: aetiology; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; mythology; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 October 2000@07:49:05.
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