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Headword: *poludi/yion
Adler number: pi,1952
Translated headword: very thirsty
Vetting Status: high
Either [a place] which has been thirsty for many years; from a legend;[1] or one which is very desirable.
Greek Original:
*poludi/yion: h)\ to\ polloi=s e)/tesi diyh=san: a)po\ i(stori/as: h)\ to\ e)pipo/qhton.
The headword appears -- in the neuter accusative singular, as here --as an epithet of the city of Argos [Myth, Place] in Homer, Iliad 4.171 (web address 1).
The explanations come from scholia on this verse. LSJ s.v. favours the first of them, but for the second cf. Strabo 8.6.7 and Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 10.433E (10.43 Kaibel).
[1] For this phrase cf. alpha 3531, beta 71, alphaiota 23, kappa 444, kappa 1575, lambda 261, lambda 450, lambda 491, mu 35, tau 752.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; geography; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 March 2005@00:04:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 2 March 2005@03:16:28.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 17 September 2011@00:53:30.
David Whitehead on 26 October 2011@05:18:49.
David Whitehead on 26 October 2011@05:20:56.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 15 January 2015@22:33:41.


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