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Headword: *do/lwnes
Adler number: delta,1346
Translated headword: jibs
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] small sails.[1]
"[He ordered them], after stowing the large fitted [sc. sails], to set the small ones, which they call jibs."[2]
And elsewhere [sc. also] "jibs" [sc. are mentioned].
"Having arraying a few warships out in front of the whole fleet, he set the jibs on these and sailed."[3]
"But when the Romans came near they took down the jibs."[4]
Greek Original:
*do/lwnes: ta\ mikra\ i(sti/a. xala/santas ta\ mega/la a)/rmena, toi=s mikroi=s, a(\ dh\ do/lwnas kalou=sin, e(/pesqai. kai\ au)=qis *do/lwnes. probalo/menos tou= panto\s sto/lou nau=s o)li/gas, tau/tais tou\s do/lwnas e)para/menos e)/plei. oi( de\ *(rwmai=oi plhsi/on geno/menoi kaqei=lon tou\s do/lwnas.
Notes:
Besides the passages quoted here see e.g. Polybius 16.15.2, Diodorus Siculus 20.61; and generally Lionel Casson, Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World (Baltimore 1995) 237-238.
[1] Similarly in Hesychius (delta2174).
[2] An approximation of Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 3.17.5.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable. (This and the following one also are transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti.)
[4] Quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 9 February 2004@07:39:55.
Vetted by:
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