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Headword: *na/pos
Adler number: nu,33
Translated headword: glen, gulley
Vetting Status: high
[na/pos is] neuter and [sc. also attested is the] feminine, na/ph:[1] [Meaning] a mountainous wooded place.[2]
As if na/fh, not having light [fw=s] because of a thicket.
Xenophon has the word na/pos in the neuter, [meaning] a gulley. "[...] when the leaders came to a gulley hard-to-cross and large, they halted there, not knowing whether the gulley was to be crossed."[3]
Greek Original:
*na/pos ou)de/teron kai\ qhluko\n h( *na/ph: o)reino\s u(lw/dhs to/pos. oi(onei\ na/fh w(s mh\ fw=s e)/xousa dia\ da/sos. *cenofw=n ou)dete/rws le/gei to\ na/pos, to\ e)/dafos. e)pei\ oi( h(gou/menoi e)ge/nonto e)pi\ na/pei dusba/tw| kai\ mega/lw|, e)/sthsan a)gnoou=ntes, ei) diabate/on ei)/h to\ na/pos.
[1] cf. under nu 21.
[2] The feminine na/ph is likewise or similarly glossed in other lexica: see the references at Photius nu27 Theodoridis.
[3] An approximation of Xenophon, Anabasis 6.5.12 (web address 1).
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Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 September 2008@09:24:27.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 7 September 2008@17:08:44.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 8 September 2008@03:01:58.
David Whitehead on 3 June 2013@05:58:36.


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