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Headword: *ke/lhres
Adler number: kappa,1299
Translated headword: dinghies, yachts
Vetting Status: high
"He was the first to go beyond with the long ships; but with god bringing on the darkness,[1] the dinghies began to seek the light".
Greek Original:
*ke/lhres: o( me\n e)/fqh u(perbh=nai tai=s makrai=s nausi/n: oi( de\ ke/lhres, tou= qeou= suskota/zontos, e)pezh/toun to\ fw=s.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is a noun in the nominative plural. Transmitted thus, as ke/lhres, it is otherwise unattested; it is surely a corruption of ke/lhtes (cf. kappa 1301, kappa 1303).
Quotation (and individual featured in it) unidentifiable; Adler suggested Aelian.
[1] Polybius, Appian and Plutarch all share this idiom.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 October 2008@08:30:16.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 26 October 2008@12:53:44.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 27 October 2008@03:56:48.
David Whitehead on 15 February 2013@06:58:41.


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