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Headword: *kolwno/s
Adler number: kappa,1964
Translated headword: hill, knoll, peak, pile
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a protuberance of land, an elevated place.[1]
Procopius [writes]: "[...] when they reach the peak of the mountain, there to spend the remainder of the night at rest."[2]
Arrian [writes]: "they observed that piles of stones were dispersed everywhere throughout the mountain, some larger, some smaller, which they guessed had been brought out of the plain. For the valley was not by nature stone-less, or fertile; rather, at a guess, it had been cleared out."[3]
Greek Original:
*kolwno/s: gh=s a)na/sthma, to/pos u(yhlo/s. *proko/pios: e)peida\n de\ ei)s to\n tou= o)/rous kolwno\n i(/kwntai, e)ntau=qa h(suxa/zontas to\ loipo\n dianuktereu/ein. *)arriano/s: kaqew/rwn kolwnou\s li/qwn pollaxou= tou= o)/rous nenemhme/nous, tou\s me\n mei/zous, tou\s de\ e)la/ttous: ou(\s ei)/kazon e)k tou= pedi/ou sunenhne/xqai. h)=n ga\r ou) fu/sei a)/liqon, ou)de\ eu)/geion to\ pedi/on, a)ll' oi(=on ei)kasqh=nai e)kkakaqarme/non.
[1] Same or similar glosses in other lexica (including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon) and grammars; see the references at Photius kappa908 Theodoridis.
[2] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 4.12.17.
[3] Arrian FGrH 156 F152 (from an unidentifiable work); cf. alpha 1223.
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: Kiril Galev on 18 May 2009@11:17:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (notes; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 May 2009@03:39:36.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; cosmetics) on 7 March 2013@06:27:17.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 April 2015@13:20:38.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 13 April 2015@02:46:21.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 13 April 2015@10:09:13.


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