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Headword: *mu/dros
Adler number: mu,1378
Translated headword: block of iron, anvil
Vetting Status: high
A bright mass of iron, heated in the fire.[1]
"Anaxagoras used to say that the sun was a fiery mass of red-hot metal, and because of this he risked death."[2] This philosopher said that the sun was a fiery mass of red-hot metal and larger than the Peloponnese.[3]
Greek Original:
*mu/dros: si/dhros a)rgo/s, pepuraktwme/nos. h)e/lion puro/enta mu/dron pote\ fa/sken u(pa/rxein, kai\ dia\ tou=to qanei=n me/llen *)anacago/ras. ou(=tos o( filo/sofos to\n h(/lion mu/dron e)/legen ei)=nai dia/puron kai\ mei/zw th=s *peloponnh/sou.
For such mudroi in an historical anecdote see phi 635.
[1] Similar comment in other lexica (e.g. Hesychius mu1782) and various scholia.
[2] Diogenes Laertius 2.15: the first couplet of DL's epigram about Anaxagoras (alpha 1981), which is Greek Anthology 7.95.1-2.
[3] Diogenes Laertius 2.8.
Keywords: biography; definition; geography; imagery; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 July 2003@16:15:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; modified and augmented notes; cosmetics) on 6 July 2003@08:20:45.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 28 May 2013@08:37:44.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 26 September 2020@01:07:34.


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