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Headword: Ἱμονιά
Adler number: iota,356
Translated headword: well-rope
Vetting Status: high
"As the well was in the mountains, it was hollow and deep, so as to need a long well-rope."[1]
But some [use the word for] the bucket itself: from ἱμάς ["leather thong"].[2]
Greek Original:
Ἱμονιά. τὸ δὲ φρέαρ ἅτε ὀρεινὸν ὂν κοῖλον ἦν καὶ βαθὺ ὥστε δεῖν ἱμονιᾶς μακρᾶς. οἱ δὲ αὐτὸ τὸ ἀντλητήριον: παρὰ τὸν ἱμάντα.
The unglossed headword is nominative case; it appears in the genitive in the quotation given.
cf. alpha 2470, iota 355, iota 357, iota 358.
[1] Quotation unidentifiable. (Adler's note about Toup attributing it to Menander Protector belongs under iota 355, q.v.).
[2] cf. iota 332, iota 334.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 April 2006@19:52:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 17 April 2006@04:03:40.
David Whitehead (tweaked notes) on 11 January 2013@06:51:07.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 1 March 2013@00:24:26.


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