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Headword: *diasfa/c
Adler number: delta,774
Translated headword: cleft
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a mountain's gap.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the plural] clefts, [meaning] cliffs standing apart.[2]
Greek Original:
*diasfa/c: diatomh\ o)/rous. kai\ *diasfa/ges, diestw=sai pe/trai.
[1] Likewise in other lexica, including Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon. That work does not confine itself to Plato, however, so there is no call to doubt the assertion in (e.g.) Philoxenus and the Lexicon Vindobonense that dia/sfac is extracted from Herodotus (7.199).
[2] From glosses on Herodotus 3.117.1 (web address 1), where this nominative plural occurs.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography
Translated by: William Hutton on 17 December 2003@10:07:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 17 December 2003@10:30:16.
William Hutton (added link) on 17 December 2003@12:39:07.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; cosmetics) on 2 July 2012@07:31:20.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 24 December 2014@19:28:02.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; cosmetics) on 30 October 2015@07:15:14.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 27 July 2016@01:25:31.


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