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Headword: *leuka/s
Adler number: lambda,317
Translated headword: Leukas, Leucas, Levkas
Vetting Status: high
It is an island situated in front of Epeiros.
Greek Original:
*leuka/s: nh=so/s e)sti pro\ th=s *)hpei/rou keime/nh.
From Harpokration (and Photius) s.v., commenting in the first instance on its mention in Demosthenes 9.34 and going on to cite Strabo and Menander.
NF: its status as an island was disputed, as it was only separated from the mainland by a mud-flat, through which a canal periodically ran. (DW: for this see e.g. Strabo 1.3.18, 10.2.8.)
OCD(4) 824
Keywords: comedy; definition; geography; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 December 2000@08:12:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added another spelling of headword) on 26 February 2003@00:53:41.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 26 February 2003@03:23:46.
Nicholas Fincher (Added note) on 18 July 2003@06:14:07.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 18 July 2003@06:32:31.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 26 October 2005@09:50:16.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 12 July 2011@03:49:46.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2014@03:24:26.


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