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Headword: *dwdekathmo/rion
Adler number: delta,1443
Translated headword: twelfth-part
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the twelfth portion.
Greek Original:
*dwdekathmo/rion: h( dwdeka/th moi=ra.
Same entry in the Ambrosian Lexicon, according to Adler, who regards it as referring to Plato, Laws 771B (Magnesia's tribes as, each, a 12th of the total citizen-body); cf. 848C, 849B.
The headword is also used by astronomical writers to refer to a sign of the zodiac: see LSJ s.v.
Keywords: constitution; definition; geography; law; mathematics; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 March 2005@22:51:02.
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David Whitehead on 6 March 2005@06:25:07.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 17 July 2012@05:06:56.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 15 November 2015@05:30:00.


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