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Headword: *podostra/bh
Adler number: pi,1849
Translated headword: foot-snare
Vetting Status: high
They used to call podostrabai certain devices prepared by the huntsmen, into which the wild beasts would enter and be caught. So Hyperides and Xenophon [sc. use the word].[1]
Greek Original:
*podostra/bh: podostra/bas e)/legon mhxanh/mata/ tina u(po\ tw=n kunhgetw=n kataskeuazo/mena, ei)s a(\ ta\ qhri/a e)mbai/nonta h(li/sketo. ou(/tws *(uperi/dhs kai\ *cenofw=n.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v.
cf. already under pi 1847.
[1] Hyperides, Against Athenogenes 18 (and again in a fragment of the speech Against Autokles); Xenophon, On Hunting 9.11ff. (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; historiography; rhetoric; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 September 2000@07:25:09.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and keyword; set status) on 25 July 2004@01:24:13.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 25 July 2004@10:47:50.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 16 May 2011@04:40:05.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 July 2011@06:52:16.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 18 July 2011@19:47:13.


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