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Headword: *nigrh=tes
Adler number: nu,367
Translated headword: Nigretes
Vetting Status: high
A Libyan people.
Greek Original:
*nigrh=tes: e)/qnos *libuko/n.
Abbreviated from Stephanus of Byzantium s.v., who claims that they took their name from a R.Nigres, and quotes a phrase -- kai\ a)gxe/maxoi *ni/grhtes ("and the Nigretes, hand-to-hand fighters") -- from 'Dionysius' (i.e. D. Periegetes, Orbis descriptio 215).
See also Strabo 2.5.33, 16.4.37, 17.3.3 & 7; and Barrington Atlas map 29, right side ('Nigritae').
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; military affairs; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 September 2003@11:23:25.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 23 September 2003@01:05:28.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 9 July 2009@09:53:40.
David Whitehead on 28 July 2011@06:47:45.
David Whitehead on 19 May 2016@05:00:36.


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