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Headword: *pei/smata
Adler number: pi,1475
Translated headword: hawsers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] little anchors, cables. [sc. The word comes] from the [sc. idea of the] ship being persuaded [pei/qesqai] by means of them.
Greek Original:
*pei/smata: ta\ a)gku/ria, sxoini/a. para\ to\ pei/qesqai di' au)tw=n th\n nau=n.
Same or similar entries in other lexica; references at Photius pi529 Theodoridis. The headword, a neuter plural, is quoted from Homer, Odyssey 6.269; see the scholia there.
See already under alphaiota 155.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 March 2010@07:31:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 10 March 2010@01:43:11.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 10 March 2010@03:10:23.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 29 September 2011@08:49:44.
David Whitehead on 2 October 2013@08:26:52.


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