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Headword: *du/sodos
Adler number: delta,1666
Translated headword: (a road) hard to pass
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested] is a duso/dhs road.[1]
[Meaning] a rugged [one],[2] [one] having a difficult passage.
Greek Original:
*du/sodos. kai\ *duso/dhs o(do/s. traxei=a, dusxerh= dia/basin e)/xousa.
The headword adjective, du/sodos, appears to be unglossed, but in fact the glossing follows an inserted phrase (on which see n. 1).
[1] This phrase is lacking, Adler reports, in mss FV; and duso/dhs is an odd adjective found only here. Perhaps an error for du/sodos o(/dos, as in Pollux 3.96 (with the same meaning).
[2] From traxu/s, an adjective used (besides other meanings) to emphasize geographic ruggedness or roughness. Thus it can occur as a toponym. For instance, in Strabo (12.1.3 and passim) the western part of Cilicia is *traxei=a *kiliki/a, “Rough Cilicia” (web address 1); in Herodotus 4.99.3 the south-eastern part of the Crimea is called trhxe/hs (web address 2); and cf. Pliny the Elder, Natural History 5.115: "Ephesus… vocata et Smyrna est, cognomine Trachia", ("Ephesus ... is also called Smyrna, with the appellative of Trachia").
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography
Translated by: Stefano Sanfilippo on 22 February 2005@12:10:49.
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