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Headword: *dia/metros
Adler number: delta,653
Translated headword: diameter
Vetting Status: high
A kind of geometrical [term].
Eunapius [writes]: "as in accordance with certain diameters, horns extend the tongue to the clashing contacts of the points."[1]
But[2] Dinarchus calls the residue from something that has been fairly measured out a "diametron."[3]
Greek Original:
*dia/metros: gewmetriko/n ti ei)=dos. *eu)na/pios: w(s kata/ tinas diame/trous kerai/as kexiw=sqai th\n glw=ttan tai=s a)ntitu/pois sumbolai=s tw=n a)ki/dwn. *dei/narxos de\ dia/metron le/gei to\ e)llei=pon a)po\ tou= dikai/ws metrhqe/ntos.
[1] Eunapius fr. 100 FHG (= 272.19-20 Dindorf); but these words also appear in Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 2.6.2, as de Boor pointed out.
[2] The source now becomes Harpokration s.v.
[2] Dinarchus fr. XIX.3 Conomis.
C. de Boor, "Suidas und die Konstantinsche Exzerptsammlung I." Byzantinische Zeitschrift 21 (1912) 418 n.2
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 October 2000@06:07:50.
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