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Headword: Χαμαίζηλοι
Adler number: chi,67
Translated headword: ground-seeking [ones]
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] lowly [ones]; or [in reference to] hollow chariots.[1]
"With ground-seeking wheels turning beneath them."[2]
Greek Original:
Χαμαίζηλοι: ταπεινοί: ἢ δίφριοι κοιλώδεις. τροχῶν αὐτοῖς κάτωθεν ὑποστρεφομένων χαμαιζήλων.
Notes:
The headword, a nominative plural, is presumably quoted from somewhere; perhaps Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 3.9, though the glossing implies other contexts as well or instead.
[1] See also Etymologicum Genuinum, and Etymologicum Magnum 806.24. The first of these reads δίφροι ("chariots" or "seats") for the Suda's δίφριοι ("[things] of a chariot"). The quotation which follows the gloss clearly pertains to chariots, but δίφροι is perhaps to be preferred as χαμαίζηλοι is also a word for low stools. See also Erotion 94.7.
[2] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable; lacking, Adler reports, in ms F (Laurentianus 55.1)
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Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 March 2008@13:38:25.
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