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Headword: *pwmh/rion
Adler number: pi,2178
Translated headword: pomerium
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the image of the wall.
Greek Original:
*pwmh/rion: to\ tou= tei/xous ei)ko/nisma.
OCD4 s.v. pomerium: 'explained in antiquity as meaning what comes after, or before, the wall -- was the line demarcating an augurally constituted city'.
For the word in Latin authors and inscriptions, see generally Lewis & Short s.v. In this Greek transliterated form it occurs in Plutarch (Romulus 11.4) and frequently in Cassius Dio. It is glossed in ps.-Zonaras as to\ tou= tei/xous kallw/pisma "the decoration of the wall"; the same lexicon has an entry for pomh/rion with omicron, glossed as to/pos "a place."
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 March 2010@06:47:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 2 March 2010@10:44:03.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 2 March 2010@15:27:03.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 3 March 2010@02:43:33.
David Whitehead (cosmetic) on 27 October 2011@07:24:35.
David Whitehead on 11 October 2013@06:40:39.
David Whitehead on 10 August 2014@06:42:05.


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