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Headword: Enêrês naus
Adler number: epsilon,1319
Translated headword: oar-powered ship
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
But in the plural it is different.[1]
[sc. Also attested is the plural] 'oar-powered [ships]', [meaning] those having a single oarage.[2] "Sulla met Mithridates at Dardanos in the Troad with 200 oar-powered ships."[3]
Greek Original:
Enêrês naus: plêthuntikôs de diapherei. Enêreis, mian eiresian echousas. ho de Sullas sunêlthe tôi Mithridatêi en Dardanôi tês Trôiados echôn naus s1# enêreis.
Notes:
The second part of this entry is also in ps.-Zonaras.
[1] An enigmatic remark, but presumably relating to spelling. For the (accusative) plural, see what follows here.
[2] Accusative plural, doubtless extracted from the quotation given.
[3] Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti de legationibus 417.6-7; attributed to Cassius Dio by Adler but in fact an approximation of Plutarch, Sulla 24.1.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 9 February 2004@09:19:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified aspects of translation; supplied notes; augmented keywords) on 9 February 2004@09:26:29.
Catharine Roth (restored a word) on 9 February 2004@12:07:51.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 26 August 2012@08:21:41.
David Whitehead on 12 January 2016@03:51:37.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 23 March 2017@01:20:35.

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