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Headword: *)efestri/s
Adler number: epsilon,3874
Translated headword: ephestris, mantle
Vetting Status: high
"[...] out of which the archers, covered with their mantles, shoot at those on the walls."[1]
[Meaning] a textile [made] out of goat hairs.[2]
"...[they were] hanging mantles and fleeces around it, since such barriers would not be easily flammable."[3]
Greek Original:
*)efestri/s. e)c w(=n oi( toco/tai tai=s e)festri/si kalupto/menoi ba/llousi tou\s e)pi\ tw=n teixw=n. u(/fasma e)c ai)gei/wn trixw=n. a)rtw=ntes ku/klw| e)festri/das kai\ na/kh, w(s a)\n ta\ toiau=ta problh/mata mh\ eu)/flekta ei)/h.
For entries with the same headword see also epsilon 3873 and epsilon 3875.
[1] Quotation unidentifiable (but perhaps from the same work as the other quotation here, which also deals with siege tactics).
[2] This delayed gloss on the headword is unparalleled elsewhere, but for '[made] out of goat hairs' see also under epsilon 52 (and cf. more generally kappa 1588).
[3] Dexippus FGrH 100 F29.23-24 (preserved in the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti).
Keywords: clothing; definition; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 11 February 2007@10:34:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 February 2007@10:54:49.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 19 November 2012@03:22:20.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaks) on 20 March 2016@05:12:23.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 27 March 2018@00:43:50.


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