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Headword: *gortu/nh
Adler number: gamma,404
Translated headword: Gortyne, Gortyn
Vetting Status: high
A city [of that name].[1]
Also [sc. attested is] Gortynian, [meaning a citizen] from a place [called Gortyn].
Greek Original:
*gortu/nh: po/lis. kai\ *gortu/nios, a)po\ to/pou.
[1] In Crete; best-known for its lawcode. On both place and code see generally OCD(4) 623.
There is also a Gortyn in Makedonia: given as 'Gordynia' in Emathia by Claudius Ptolemy; and cf. Stephanus of Byzantium s.v.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; law
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 October 2000@09:10:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 3 September 2002@06:40:48.
Nicholas Fincher (Added note) on 16 July 2003@07:02:13.
David Whitehead (expanded NF's note) on 16 July 2003@07:12:28.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 1 August 2011@05:16:57.
David Whitehead on 11 June 2012@03:56:53.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2014@02:55:37.
David Whitehead on 29 September 2015@03:23:47.


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