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Headword: Ἱστοπέδη
Adler number: iota,695
Translated headword: mast-step, tabernacle
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a timber [standing] upright from the keel, to which the mast has been bound.
Greek Original:
Ἱστοπέδη: ξύλον ὀρθὸν ἀπὸ τῆς τρόπιδος, ᾧ προσδέδεται ὁ ἱστός.
Notes:
Sometimes also a hole in the keel for stepping the mast. See e.g. Homer, Odyssey 12.51 (web address 1); and Lionel Casson, Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World (Baltimore 1995) 47 with nn.32-33.
Same entry in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; definition; epic; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 April 2006@17:44:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented headword and note) on 25 April 2006@03:11:10.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 16 January 2013@03:56:49.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 17 January 2013@00:29:56.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 April 2015@00:40:42.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 27 April 2016@07:22:57.

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