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Headword: *mesh=i+s phgh/
Adler number: mu,656
Translated headword: Messeid spring
Vetting Status: high
and [sc. also attested is the phrase] "of [the] Messeid land".
Greek Original:
*mesh=i+s phgh/: kai\ *mesh/i+dos gh=s.
In Homer, Iliad 6.457, Hector imagines a captive Andromache 'carrying water of Messeis or Hypereie' (web address 1). The -ss- spelling is also used by Strabo (9.5.6) and Pausanias (3.20.1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; epic; geography; mythology; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 January 2009@08:20:13.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 14 January 2009@23:25:20.
David Whitehead (tweak) on 15 January 2009@04:18:33.
David Whitehead on 16 May 2013@07:48:57.


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