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Headword: Ἰορδάνης
Adler number: iota,422
Translated headword: Jordan
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The river was named [Jordan] because of the commingling together of two rivers, Jor and Dane.
Greek Original:
Ἰορδάνης ὁ ποταμὸς ἐκλήθη διὰ τὸ συμμίγνυσθαι δύο ἅμα ποταμούς, Ἴορ καὶ Δάνην.
Notes:
Attributed by John of Antioch (fr. 19 Roberto) to Plutarch (fr. 187 Sandbach).
For the Jordan cf. iota 421.
Keywords: aetiology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 May 2003@08:04:55.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (set status) on 30 May 2003@07:17:23.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 20 July 2004@03:54:51.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 14 April 2006@11:18:06.
David Whitehead on 13 January 2013@05:42:26.
David Whitehead on 28 January 2015@06:06:37.
David Whitehead on 29 January 2015@09:35:11.

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