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Headword: *petrai/a
Adler number: pi,1402
Translated headword: Petraia, Petraea
Vetting Status: high
Name of a city.
Greek Original:
*petrai/a: o)/noma po/lews.
The only known city with a name in this exact form was a minor (and unlocated) one near Doliche in northern Greece. However, if this headword is actually a feminine adjective (with a noun such as 'territory' implicit, it might relate to Petra (see pi 1404); alternatively, it is the adjective regularly used in Ptolemy's Geography when he is writing of Arabia Petraea.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography
Translated by: Nicholas Fincher on 29 July 2003@05:35:19.
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David Whitehead (added x-ref; cosmetics) on 29 July 2003@05:47:44.
David Whitehead (reworked note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 July 2011@09:27:07.
David Whitehead on 29 September 2011@07:58:48.
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