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Headword: Αἰθιοπία
Adler number: alphaiota,127
Translated headword: Aithiopia, Ethiopia
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A country.
Greek Original:
Αἰθιοπία: χώρα.
Notes:
cf. alphaiota 126, alphaiota 129.
Ethiopia was 'a name usually applied by the Greeks to any region in the far south (but north of the equator). Perhaps originally designating radiance reflected by dwellers in the east from the morning star, it soon came to mean the land of the "Burnt-faced People"' (OCD(4) s.v., pp.538-9).
Keywords: definition; geography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 October 2002@00:46:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note) on 29 October 2002@04:31:54.
David Whitehead on 14 May 2012@06:11:32.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 1 August 2014@04:32:14.

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