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Headword: *kerai/a
Adler number: kappa,1393
Translated headword: yard-arm
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the horizontal part of the mast.[1]
Polybius [writes]: "taking down the masts and the yard-arms he lashed [the transports] securely to each other with these".[2]
Greek Original:
*kerai/a: to\ pla/gion tou= i(stou=. *polu/bios: kaqelo/menos tou\s i(stou\s kai\ ta\s kerai/as e)/zeuce tou/tois biai/ws pro\s a)llh/las.
[1] More fully in Photius iota239 Theodoridis (s.v. i(sto\s kai\ kerai/a).
[2] Polybius 14.10.11 (on Scipio in Africa in 204 BCE).
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Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 7 November 2008@01:00:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 November 2008@05:27:24.
David Whitehead on 18 February 2013@09:04:57.


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