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Headword: *ta/fros
Adler number: tau,195
Translated headword: ditch
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the dug-out round a wall.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] a feminine form ta/frh in Herodotus.
"Having dug a broad ditch they set flimsy timbers on it".[2]
Greek Original:
*ta/fros: to\ peri\ to\ tei=xos o)/rugma. kai\ *ta/frh qhluko\n par' *(hrodo/tw|. o)ru/cantes ta/frhn eu)re/hn e)pe/teinan cu/la a)sqene/a e)p' au)th=s.
cf. generally tau 194.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica, and see also the scholia to Homer, Iliad 7.341 (where the accusative case of the headword occurs).
[2] An approximation of Herodotus 4.201.1 (where e.g. the verbs are singular, relating to Amasis at the siege of Barka).
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 January 2012@06:36:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 2 January 2012@12:45:19.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 3 January 2012@03:16:28.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2014@06:16:19.


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