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Headword: *(eka/ths nh/sou
Adler number: epsilon,365
Translated headword: Hekate's island, Hecate's island
Vetting Status: high
On the approach to Delos lies a certain islet, which some call Psamite.[1] They say that it is called this because the goddess is honoured with psamita. A psamiton is a particular kind of cake.
Greek Original:
*(eka/ths nh/sou: pro\ th=s *dh/lou kei=tai/ ti nhsu/drion, o(\ u(p' e)ni/wn *yami/th kalei=tai. kalei=sqai de\ ou(/tws fasi\n au)th\n dia\ to\ toi=s yami/tois tima=sqai th\n qeo/n. ya/miton de/ e)sti yaistw=n tis i)de/a.
From Harpokration s.v., where 'island' is nominative (not genitive, as here) and where citations for the phrase are given: Lycurgus fr.88 Conomis, and the historians Phanodemos (FGrH 325 F1) and Semos (FGrH 396 F2).
For Delos see delta 407, delta 408; for Hekate see epsilon 363, epsilon 364.
cf. psi 21.
[1] Psammetiche in Harpok.
Keywords: aetiology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; historiography; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 October 2001@10:32:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 10 October 2001@17:14:36.
David Whitehead (added keywords) on 17 September 2002@06:44:49.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 February 2007@10:27:54.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 6 July 2011@08:13:54.


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