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Headword: Ἰόεντα σίδηρον
Adler number: iota,407
Translated headword: violet-colored iron
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] black/dark;[1] like ἰοειδέα πόντον ["violet sea"], the black/dark [sea]. But better [interpreted as meaning] suitable for arrows [ἰοί ].
Greek Original:
Ἰόεντα σίδηρον: τὸν μέλανα: ὡς ἰοειδέα πόντον, τὸν μέλανα. βέλτιον δὲ εἰς ἰοὺς εὐθετοῦντα.
Notes:
The headword phrase, in the accusative, comes from Homer, Iliad 23.850, and this is the gloss of the scholia there. The analogous phrase is quoted from Odyssey 11.107.
[1] cf. iota 408.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; imagery; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 May 2006@00:44:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 25 May 2006@03:48:06.
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 25 May 2006@11:11:27.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 13 January 2013@05:28:21.

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