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Headword: Ἰσσός
Adler number: iota,662
Translated headword: Issos, Issus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Name of a city.[1] But ἶσος ["equal"] [means] similar;[2] and it has a circumflex accent.[3] Out of it [comes] also [the comparative] ἰσότερος ["more equal"].
Greek Original:
Ἰσσός: ὄνομα πόλεως. Ἶσος δὲ ὁ ὅμοιος: καὶ περισπᾶται. ἐξ οὗ καὶ ἰσότερος.
Notes:
[1] a.k.a. Nikopolis, in eastern Cilicia; famous as the place where Alexander the Great defeated Darius III in 333 BCE; cf. iota 633.
[2] cf. iota 133, iota 604, epsilon 291.
[3] On the variation between ἶσος with long iota and ἴσος with short, see LSJ s.v.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 March 2006@13:33:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 30 March 2006@02:32:14.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 31 July 2011@09:03:50.
Catharine Roth (added a note) on 18 February 2019@01:28:55.
Catharine Roth (another cross-reference) on 19 February 2019@01:50:40.

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