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Headword: *kumoto/mos
Adler number: kappa,2690
Translated headword: wave-cutter
Vetting Status: high
A triangular structure on bridges having its sharp part forward in the shape of a triangle, which in fact the engineers call a wave-cutter, resembling the ram of a warship. The Khan of the Avars constructed this when he bridged the river and brought his army across to the bank near Dardania.
Greek Original:
*kumoto/mos: peri\ ta\s gefu/ras oi)kodo/mhma tri/gwnon to\ o)cu\ e)/xon e)/mprosqen e)n trigw/nw| sxh/mati, o(\ dh\ oi( mhxanopoioi\ kumoto/mon kalou=sin, e)mbo/lw| nho\s makra=s a)peikasme/non: o(/per o( tw=n *)aba/rwn *xaga/nos e)tekth/nato gefurw/sas to\n potamo\n kai\ e)s th\n peri\ *dardani/an o)/xqhn diabiba/sas to\n strato/n.
Attributed by Bernhardy to Menander Protector (cf. Constantine Porphyrogenitus, Excerpta de Legationibus 473-475), and accepted as such by Blockley: his fr. 38. See also Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 8.5.6-7.
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Translated by: William Hutton on 12 March 2008@00:21:46.
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David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 March 2008@05:07:40.
David Whitehead (updated note) on 3 January 2012@06:21:05.
David Whitehead on 20 March 2013@09:30:30.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@14:52:36.


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