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Headword: *tarsoi/
Adler number: tau,133
Translated headword: tarsoi
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the containers of [= for] cheeses; also the outside [parts] of the oars [of a ship]. Also [sc. attested in the dative] tarsoi=s, [meaning] with wing tips.[1]
"But he prevented the ships' mobilization, damaging some and shearing off the tarsoi of others."[2]
Greek Original:
*tarsoi/: ta\ a)ggei=a tw=n turw=n: kai\ ta\ e)/cw tw=n kwpw=n. kai\ tarsoi=s, pteroi=s a)/krois. o( de\ th\n para/tacin au)tw=n die/lusen, a(\s me\n titrw/skwn, w(=n de\ tou\s tarsou\s parasu/rwn.
For this multi-meaning word (here nominative plural) cf. tau 130, tau 132, tau 134.
[1] Thus far the entry is also in Photius tau64 Theodoridis; see other references there (including the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 9.219). The source of the dative plural -- in this sense) is indeterminable.
[2] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as Diodorus Siculus 13.78.1 (on the Athenian general Konon, operating off Lesbos in 407 BCE). See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.LXXVII.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 June 2013@08:11:19.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 5 June 2013@01:27:32.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; another keyword) on 5 June 2013@03:15:07.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2014@04:44:07.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 25 June 2022@00:16:18.


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