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Headword: *pi/tus
Adler number: pi,1671
Translated headword: pine
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a kind of coniferous tree,[1] the one which we call strobilea.
Xenophon [writes]: "a place [...] with tall pines at intervals -- if men should stand behind them what would they suffer?"[2]
And *pitu/steptos ["pine-crowned"]: [the god] Pan. "Walled grotto of pine-crowned Pan."[3]
Greek Original:
*pi/tus: ei)=dos de/ndrou kwnofo/rou, h( par' h(mi=n strobile/a. *cenofw=n: xwri/on pi/tusi dialeipou/sais mega/lais, a)nq' w(=n e(sthko/tes a)/ndres ti\ a)\n pa/qoien. kai\ *pitu/steptos, o( *pa/n. *pano\s teixh/essa pituste/ptoio kalih/.
[1] cf. ps.-Herodian 108.
[2] Xenophon, Anabasis 4.7.6 (abridged: see web address 1), assessing the difficulties of attacking the stronghold of the Taochoi.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.253.3 (Crinagoras); cf. kappa 211.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; definition; geography; historiography; military affairs; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 July 2004@00:47:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 19 July 2004@04:21:36.
Catharine Roth (added new note 1) on 16 September 2011@21:34:00.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 4 October 2013@06:56:03.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 22 March 2019@22:14:07.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 12 September 2021@22:55:37.


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