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Headword: *mauli/as
Adler number: mu,293
Translated headword: knives
Vetting Status: high
They used to call machairai this [i.e. mauliai], because of being encamped together (homou aulizesthai), as [if to say] homaulias.[1]
Greek Original:
*mauli/as: ta\s maxai/ras e)ka/loun dia\ to\ o(mou= au)li/zesqai, oi(=on o(mauli/as.
The headword, here is the accusative plural, is normally mau=lis, -idos, as used in Callimachus and Nicander.
The gloss is cited from the scholia to Thucydides 1.6.1 (web address 1), as a Just-So reference to the early Hellenes wearing knives in their daily life. On the machaira, see mu 302.
[1] cf. o(/maulos at omicron 227.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; poetry
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 26 April 2009@05:48:27.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks, cross-reference, keywords, status) on 26 April 2009@21:39:54.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; more keywords) on 27 April 2009@08:54:19.
David Whitehead on 9 May 2013@05:04:45.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 18 July 2020@17:16:01.


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