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Headword: *qureo/s
Adler number: theta,605
Translated headword: doorish
Vetting Status: high
[Describing] a shield.[1]
That which we call scutarium.[2]
Also [sc. attested is] 'doorish-bearers', [meaning] those who have doorishes; but others [are] simply 'spear-bearers'.[3]
In the Epigrams: "eight doorishes, eight helmets, eight woven cuirasses."[4]
Greek Original:
*qureo/s: o(/plon. to\ par' h(mi=n skouta/rion. kai\ *qureofo/roi, oi( qureou\s e)/xontes: oi( de\ a(plw=s doratofo/roi. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: o)ktw/ toi qureou/s, o)ktw\ kra/nh, o)ktw\ u(fantou\s qw/rhkas.
[1] That is, one shaped like a door. See already under theta 603, and cf. Etymologicum Magnum 459.1; Herodian 163.1; Diodoros of Tarsus on Psalm 34:2 LXX; Choeroboscus 140.8.
[2] cf. Hesychius theta939 (and contrast Etymologicum Gudianum 269.28: "which the Romans call scutarium").
[3] cf. iota 546, and Aelian, Tactica 2.12 (also included in the tactical lexicon at the end of the Suda; possibly from commentary on 1 Chronicles 12:25 LXX, where the Judaean army is said to consist of 'doorish-bearers' and 'spear-bearers').
[4] Greek Anthology 6.129.1 (Leonidas of Tarentum), a dedication to Athena of spoils exacted from the Lucanians; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 118), (vol. II, 344-345), and a further extract from this epigram at alphaiota 188. On the date and place of this epigram, and the relation between the Lucanians and Leonidas's city-state, cf. alphaiota 188.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1965)
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Translated by: William Hutton on 14 February 2008@23:58:15.
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David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 15 February 2008@03:50:19.
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David Whitehead (coding) on 28 April 2016@06:55:02.
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Ronald Allen (added right parenthesis n.3) on 15 March 2021@12:23:33.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.4, added bibliography, added cross-reference) on 15 March 2021@22:24:27.


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