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Headword: *di/glwssos
Adler number: delta,854
Translated headword: bilingual
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who has knowledge of two languages.[1]
"Anacharsis was a Scythian, but his mother was Greek. For this reason he was bilingual; [it was he] who made laws for the Scythians."[2]
Greek Original:
*di/glwssos: o( du/o glw/ssas e)pista/menos. *)ana/xarsis *sku/qhs h)=n, mhtro\s de\ *(ellhni/dos. dio\ kai\ di/glwttos h)=n: o(\s e)/qhken no/mous *sku/qais.
cf. alpha 2130, sigma 704.
[1] The headword has the Ionic/koine spelling; the quotation uses the Attic form (LSJ entry at web address 1).
[2] Diogenes Laertius 1.101.
J.N. Adams, M. Janse and S. Swain (eds.) (2003), Bilingualism in Ancient Society: Language Contact and the Written Word. Oxford University Press.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; law; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 May 2003@01:20:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 13 May 2003@03:16:05.
Aikaterini Oikonomopoulou (Corrected the translation: 'has knowledge of' instead of 'understands' for the Greek 'epistamenos' ('understands' is less strong than what the Greek conveys, which is active knowledge).) on 24 May 2012@10:04:05.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 3 July 2012@08:21:31.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, deleted link) on 25 August 2013@21:09:25.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 1 November 2015@04:18:58.


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