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Headword: *diw/rofon
Adler number: delta,1251
Translated headword: two-storey
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the building which has 2 roofs.
Greek Original:
*diw/rofon: to\ oi)/khma to\ b# e)/xon ste/gas.
Briefer entry on the same lines in ps.-Zonaras delta527: diw/rofon: to\ di/stegon.
The headword adjective is here neuter singular and must be quoted from somewhere, probably Appian, Libyca 450, diw/rofon d' h)=n e(ka/stou tei/xous to\ u(/yos. See also Procopius, On Buildings 2.1.16.
More broadly, note Genesis 6.16 LXX: neuter plural diw/rofa in God's instructions to Noah for building the Ark (and many passages from Christian writers related to it).
For the explanation and the etymology see Herodian, Partitiones 20.10 diw/rofos oi)=kos: o( du/w o)ro/fous e)/xwn; 204.1, where the word is compared to such similar adjectives as a)nw/rofos, triw/rofos, poluw/rofos, o(mw/rofos; 241.3.
Keywords: architecture; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; religion; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Antonella Ippolito on 7 March 2005@17:29:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and translation; added a keyword; cosmetics) on 8 March 2005@03:34:57.
David Whitehead (tweaked and expanded note; more keywords) on 13 July 2012@09:34:24.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 16 November 2014@11:21:21.
David Whitehead on 16 November 2014@11:37:28.
David Whitehead (coding) on 12 November 2015@03:19:36.
Catharine Roth (betacode tweak) on 10 September 2016@19:52:30.


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