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Headword: *tarso/s
Adler number: tau,132
Translated headword: feathering, levelness
Vetting Status: high
Properly [tarso/s means] the plumage of birds; from which [comes] also the similar arrangement of the oars. So Herodotus [sc. uses the word].
Greek Original:
*tarso/s: kuri/ws tw=n o)rni/qwn h( pte/rwsis: a)f' ou(= kai\ tw=n kwpw=n o(/moios o( sxhmatismo/s. ou(/tws *(hro/dotos.
From a gloss on Herodotus 8.12.1, where bodies in the water disturb 'the tarsoi of the oars' (web address 1).
On this multi-sense headword (applied to various broad flat surfaces, the feathers of birds and the oars of ships among others) see generally LSJ s.v., and cf. tau 129, tau 130, tau 133, tau 134.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; historiography; imagery; military affairs; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 November 2013@22:44:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headwords and keywords; other tweaking) on 12 November 2013@03:36:47.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2014@04:43:27.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 25 June 2022@00:13:08.


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