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Headword: *)/andhra
Adler number: alpha,2145
Translated headword: dikes
Vetting Status: high
They call the edges[1] of rivers dikes, because of their being wet [e)/nikma] and watery [diera/]. But Hyperides calls the upper-embankments [thus], because they are above [a)/nw] the watery [parts] [diera/].[2]
Greek Original:
*)/andhra: ta\ xei/lh tw=n potamw=n a)/ndhra le/gousi, dia\ to\ ei)=nai e)/nikma kai\ diera/. *(uperi/dhs de\ ta\ a)naxw/mata le/gei, dia\ to\ u(pera/nw ei)=nai tw=n dierw=n.
See also alpha 2146.
[1] Literally, lips.
[2] Hyperides fr. 113 Jensen (from his lost speech Against Konon). Note that in Harpokration, the source of the present entry, it seems to be the word dikes itself for which Hyperides is principally cited.
[1] Cf. delta 940, epsilon 1346.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; rhetoric; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 October 2000@11:01:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 August 2002@05:36:17.
David Whitehead (added note) on 2 August 2002@05:38:15.
William Hutton (Cosmetics, set status) on 3 October 2002@13:41:51.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 30 March 2005@19:03:52.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 31 March 2005@01:42:51.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 27 June 2011@09:23:40.
Catharine Roth (tweaks, keyword) on 9 July 2012@05:09:04.
David Whitehead on 9 July 2012@05:13:26.


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