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Headword: *kata\ ka/qeton
Adler number: kappa,565
Translated headword: perpendicularly, vertically
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the distances from height to depth.[1]
"There was a hand-made tank for the collection of water; in the vertical it was no less than one plethron, but more than two plethra in diameter".[2]
Greek Original:
*kata\ ka/qeton: ta\ a)po\ u(/yous ei)s ba/qos diasth/mata. la/kkos h)=n xeiropoi/htos pro\s u(/datos sunagwgh/n, e)/xwn th\n me\n ka/qeton ou)k e)la/ttw ple/qrou, th\n de\ dia/metron plei=on h)\ duei=n ple/qrwn.
cf. generally kappa 60.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; see the references at Photius kappa270 Theodoridis.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable. The plethron is best-attested as a unit of area, but it can also mean a length (of c.100 feet): see pi 1719, pi 1720.
Keywords: agriculture; definition; food; mathematics; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 April 2008@04:20:39.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-references, set status) on 28 April 2008@11:27:40.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 29 April 2008@06:56:15.
David Whitehead on 31 January 2013@05:59:18.


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