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Headword: *ple/qra
Adler number: pi,1719
Translated headword: plethra
Vetting Status: high
Measures of land, i.e. arourai.[1] Or wet and plant-rich places. The plethron has, in cubits, 68 [and] two-thirds.[2]
Greek Original:
*ple/qra: me/tra gh=s, h)/goun a)/rourai. h)\ tou\s diu/grous to/pous kai\ botanw/deis. e)/xei de\ to\ ple/qron ph/xeis ch# di/moiron.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius pi926 Theodoridis), and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 5.245, where the adjective a)pe/leqron ("immeasurable") occurs. The present headword, neuter plural, is extracted from Plato, Alcibiades 1 123C; cf. the scholia there.
See also pi 936, pi 1720.
[1] For this term cf. under alpha 3990.
[2] So the transmitted text, but in the other lexica the numeral is, correctly, 66. See further under pi 1720.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 April 2010@06:50:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 15 April 2010@21:25:18.
David Whitehead (supplemented tr; augmented notes) on 16 April 2010@03:36:52.
David Whitehead on 6 October 2013@06:49:05.
David Whitehead on 6 October 2013@07:03:20.


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