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Headword: *proeceiresi/a
Adler number: pi,2390
Translated headword: outrigger
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] place of the vessel, in which they do the rowing.
"They contrived tholepin-holders on each of the sides and what amounted to outriggers".[1]
Greek Original:
*proeceiresi/a: tou= ploi/ou to/pos, e)n w(=| e)re/ttousi. kwpwth=ras de\ e)f' e(kate/rais pleurai=s kai\ oi(=on proeceiresi/as tina\s e)mhxanh/santo.
[1] A loose approximation of Agathias, Histories 5.21.8, which (inter alia) actually contains not the present headword proeceiresi/as, otherwise unattested, but pareceiresi/as (for which see already pi 558, pi 559). For 'thole-pin holders' see L. Casson, Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World (Baltimore 1995) 84 n.33, 87 n.51.
Keywords: definition; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 March 2010@07:54:34.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 4 May 2010@18:50:33.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 5 May 2010@03:20:13.
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