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Headword: *maga/s
Adler number: mu,6
Translated headword: bridge
Vetting Status: high
A raised square board, receiving into itself the strings of the kithara, and producing a sound.[1]
The kabale[2] of the kithara and the lyre, the [part] supporting the strings.
It is also a part for [?]winding-round.
Greek Original:
*maga/s: sani\s tetra/gwnos u(po/kufos, dexome/nh e)f' e(auth\n ta\s th=s kiqa/ras neura/s, kai\ a)potelou=sa fqo/ggon. h( th=s kiqa/ras kaba/lh kai\ th=s lu/ras, h( ta\s neura\s basta/zousa. e)/sti de\ kai\ ei(lhtiko\n mo/rion.
The headword is also attested as a diminutive, maga/dion. See generally M.L. West, Ancient Greek Music (Oxford 1992) 61. For the kithara and lyre, see kappa 1590, lambda 850.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica: see the references at Photius mu6 Theodoridis.
[2] A term (overlooked by LSJ) attested only here.
Keywords: definition; meter and music; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 September 2001@06:02:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 3 July 2002@01:46:25.
David Whitehead (x-refs; cosmetics) on 11 June 2004@09:06:00.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 19 June 2011@10:13:41.
David Whitehead on 24 April 2013@08:38:13.
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