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Headword: *pro/krossai
Adler number: pi,2490
Translated headword: in ranks, in rows
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one next to another.[1]
Herodotus [writes]: "the ships were anchored offshore in ranks, 8 ships deep".[2]
Greek Original:
*pro/krossai: a)/llh e)p' a)/llh|. *(hro/dotos: ai( de\ nh=es pro/krossai w(rmai/nonto e)s po/nton, e)pi\ n# ne/as.
The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given. It is the feminine nominative plural of an adjective pro/krossoi which, outside certain lexica and grammars, occurs only in the plural.
[1] cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 14.35, where prokro/ssas occurs (web address 1).
[2] An approximation of Herodotus 7.188.1 (web address 2), on the Persian fleet at anchor near Cape Sepias, Magnesia. (Some of the Suda mss give the numeral, absurdly, as 50.)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 February 2010@07:56:23.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, added links, set status) on 26 February 2010@18:43:16.
David Whitehead (re-jigged and expanded primary note) on 28 February 2010@04:26:02.
David Whitehead on 16 October 2013@06:02:11.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; another keyword) on 12 June 2014@09:12:41.


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