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Headword: *pula/rtou
Adler number: pi,3160
Translated headword: gate-fastener's; of a gate-fastener
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of him who closes the gates securely. Also [sc. attested is the form] pula/rtao, [used] likewise.
Greek Original:
*pula/rtou: tou= ta\s pu/las i)sxurw=s e)partw=ntos. kai\ *pula/rtao, o(moi/ws.
The two forms given are genitive singulars. The primary headword one is unattested in this genitive outside lexicography, but epic pula/rtao occurs three times in Homer (Iliad 8.367 & 13.415, Odyssey 11.277), always in reference to *the* gate-keeper par excellence, Hades.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 April 2010@05:46:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 18 April 2010@02:26:57.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 18 April 2010@05:44:24.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2011@08:36:23.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@09:50:47.


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