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Headword: *mo/ssunes
Adler number: mu,1272
Translated headword: towers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] battlements, turrets.
Greek Original:
*mo/ssunes: e)pa/lceis, pu/rgoi.
Same or similar entry elsewhere (see the references in Photius mu544 Theodoridis), beginning with Hesychius mu1704, where Latte claims the headword as coming from Callimachus (Aetia fr.43.69 Pfeiffer; accusative plural there, nominative here). But alternatives should not be ignored, notably Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 2.381A-B; and see generally Xenophon, Anabasis 5.4.1ff, on the campaign of the Ten Thousand against the barbarous Mossynoikoi ("Towerdwellers") of the Black Sea (text at web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; military affairs; poetry; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 July 2001@04:07:53.
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Catharine Roth (added link) on 10 July 2001@21:15:35.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 17 September 2002@09:22:53.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 27 May 2013@06:34:10.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 January 2015@09:41:16.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 18 September 2020@00:47:53.


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