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Headword: *podoka/kh
Adler number: pi,1848
Translated headword: stocks
Vetting Status: high
Demosthenes [in the speech] Against Timokrates [sc. uses the word].[1] The wood[en device] in the prison used to be called this; either with the other k interpolated, [i.e.] there being some harm [kakosis] of the feet[2]; or, as Didymus [sc. suggests], by abbreviation, as if [the full version were] foot-restraint.[3]
Greek Original:
*podoka/kh: *dhmosqe/nhs kata\ *timokra/tous. to\ cu/lon to\ e)n tw=| desmwthri/w| ou(/tws e)kalei=to: h)/toi parembeblhme/nou tou= e(te/rou k, podw=n tis ka/kwsis ou)=sa: h)\ kata\ sugkoph/n, w(s *di/dumos, oi(=on podokatoxh/.
From Harpokration s.v. podoka/kkh
See also pi 1847.
[1] Demosthenes 24.105 (web address 1).
[2] In fact, the double-kappa version of the word, podoka/kkh, seems to be the more authentic, so this etymology is suspect: see LSJ s.v.
[3] Didymus p.117 Schmidt; "foot-restraint" = podokatoxh/.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; law; medicine; rhetoric; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 December 2000@07:25:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 26 May 2004@01:55:38.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 26 May 2004@03:54:52.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 July 2011@07:01:10.
David Whitehead on 15 July 2011@07:01:42.


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