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Headword: *difrofo/roi
Adler number: delta,1295
Translated headword: stool-carriers
Vetting Status: high
Strattis [uses the word] in Atalantai.[1] *difroforoume/nous ["being carried on seats"]: Herodotus [uses the word]: among the Persians, being carried on litters.[2]
"And when a kind of stool had been placed for him, taking his seat he sent out heralds to those on the wall advising them to surrender."[3]
*di/fros also [means] a chariot. From carrying two [du/o fe/rein], the passenger and the charioteer. Out of this [comes] difrhla/ths.[4]
Greek Original:
*difrofo/roi: *stra/ttis e)n *)atala/ntais. *difroforoume/nous: *(hro/dotos: para\ *pe/rsais forei/ois ferome/nous. kai\ teqe/ntos au)tw=| di/frou tino/s, i(zh/sas kh/rukas diepe/mpeto toi=s e)n tw=| tei/xei sfa=s e)kdido/nai parainw=n. *di/fros, kai\ to\ a(/rma. para\ to\ du/o fe/rein, to\n paraba/thn kai\ to\n h(ni/oxon. e)c ou(= kai\ difrhla/ths.
[1] Strattis fr. 8 Kock, now 7 K.-A.; cf. sigma 1178, where this title is, correctly, singular.
[2] Herodotus 3.146.3 (web address 1), with gloss; cf. delta 1294. Entry thus far = Photius, Lexicon delta672 Theodoridis.
[3] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable -- though the participle i(zh/sas (iota 211) is favoured by Cassius Dio.
[4] cf. delta 1292.
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Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 August 2004@01:25:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied n.3; augmented other notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 26 August 2004@03:22:11.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 10 March 2011@05:37:43.
David Whitehead on 15 July 2012@07:29:24.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 27 July 2012@01:26:05.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 23 August 2013@09:01:22.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 28 December 2014@04:37:28.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 28 December 2014@13:17:39.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 12 November 2015@04:27:19.


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