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Headword: Κεφαλήν
Adler number: kappa,1448
Translated headword: Kephallenian, Cephallenian
Vetting Status: high
[Kephalên] is declined Kephalênos [in the genitive].[1] Also [sc. attested is] Kephalenia, a territory.[2]
Greek Original:
Κεφαλήν, Κεφαλῆνος κλίνεται. καὶ Κεφαληνία, χώρα.
[1] The Suda uses the late spelling with one lambda; cf. the TLG editions of Scylax 34; Aristotle, History of Animals 605b; Diodorus Siculus 15.36.5; Appian, Civil Wars 5.3.25, Iamblichus, de Vita Pythagorica 2.3.
[2] More exactly, a large island off the west coast of Balkan Greece (between Leukas, Ithaca and Zakynthos); Barrington Atlas map 54 grid B5 (as 'Cephallania'). For the -ll- version of the toponym see e.g. under alphaiota 48.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 11 November 2008@03:38:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 11 November 2008@04:06:55.
David Whitehead on 20 February 2013@05:11:22.


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