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Headword: Ἑδράνων
Adler number: epsilon,265
Translated headword: of seats
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of thrones.[1] Sophocles [writes]: "but lord of seats, where you sit in a long pause."[2]
And in the Epigrams: "and the anchor, support of unsteady ships."[3] ['Support'] meaning foundation.
Greek Original:
Ἑδράνων: θρόνων. Σοφοκλῆς: ἀλλ' ἄναξ ἑδράνων, ὅπου μακραίωνι στηρίζῃ σχολῇ. καὶ ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: νηῶν θ' ἕδρανον ἀσταθέων ἄγκυραν. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἕδρασμα.
[1] The headword (presumably extracted from the first quotation given) is genitive plural of ἕδρανον , a poetic form of ἕδρα .
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 194-5 (web address 1), with scholion. Read ἄνα ἐξ "arise from" instead of ἄναξ "lord." Correctly at alpha 1795.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.28.6-7.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; science and technology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 February 2007@01:21:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented translation; x-ref; another keyword; cosmetics) on 5 February 2007@03:19:06.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 30 July 2012@03:32:36.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 30 July 2012@13:23:03.
David Whitehead on 6 December 2015@08:46:14.


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