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Headword: *tetradei=on
Adler number: tau,387
Translated headword: quadruple
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] something composed out of four [parts]. But [sc. variant forms also attested are] tetra/dion, and tetra/duon.
Greek Original:
*tetradei=on: to\ e)k tessa/rwn sunestw=s. *tetra/dion de/, kai\ *tetra/duon.
According to LSJ (web addresses 1 & 2), the headword tetra/deion is used in reference to a square in a city; tetra/dion is a guard consisting of four soldiers (as at Acts 12.4) or a quaternion of parchment. Choeroboscus (Anecdota Oxoniensia 2.269) mentions these two forms without explaining a difference in meaning. The third form, not cited in LSJ or Choeroboscus (but tetra/dumos means quadruplet), also appears in the scholia to Lycophron.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: architecture; children; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mathematics; military affairs; poetry; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 February 2006@09:48:46.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note and links, set status) on 6 February 2006@21:06:55.
David Whitehead (small expansion to note) on 7 February 2006@03:01:40.
David Whitehead on 9 January 2014@05:57:01.


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