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Headword: *to/mis
Adler number: tau,754
Translated headword: Tomis, Tomi
Vetting Status: high
Name of a city. Spelled in two ways.[1]
Greek Original:
*to/mis: o)/noma po/lews. diforei=tai.
Present-day Constantsa, in Romania, on the Black Sea. A Milesian colony of the (?)C6 BC. Most famous as the place of exile of the Roman poet Ovid. See generally OCD(4) s.v.
[1] That is, with omega rather than omicron as the first vowel. The omicron version appears to be the more authentic: Strabo 7.5.12, 7.6.1; Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. Tomeus.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 September 2002@09:20:09.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 24 September 2002@21:43:10.
David Whitehead on 21 September 2004@04:47:23.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 25 July 2011@09:53:57.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2014@08:20:26.


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