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Headword: *lau/ra
Adler number: lambda,152
Translated headword: alley, lane
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a narrow public passage, a locality, a street; through which the multitudes flow.[1]
Or an alley: a narrow street, where [there is] total impurity. Or the filthy place.[2]
Also [sc. attested is] 'alley', [meaning] the narrow dwelling-place of monks.[3] See in the [entry] 'entrance to an alley'.[4] So [it is called a] lau/ra because of the fact that the multitudes [laoi/] flow [r(e/ein] in it.
Greek Original:
*lau/ra: dhmo/sios stenwpo/s, a)/mfodos, r(u/mh: di' h(=s oi( laoi\ r(e/ousin. h)\ *lau/ra, h( stenh\ r(u/mh, e)/nqa pa=sa a)kaqarsi/a. h)\ o( r(uparo\s to/pos. kai\ *lau/ra, h( stenh\ katoiki/a tw=n monaxw=n. kai\ zh/tei e)n tw=| ou)do\s e)s lau/rhn. lau/ra ou)=n para\ to\ r(e/ein e)n au)th=| tou\s laou/s.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius lambda7 Theodoridis), and cf. the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 22.128, where the headword occurs.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Peace 99, where its meaning is privy/sewer.
[3] The word "lavra" is still used to designate a monastery.
[4] omicron 827.
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 January 2007@09:38:56.
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Catharine Roth (added note, set status) on 18 January 2007@10:56:02.
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