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Headword: Κρησφύγετα
Adler number: kappa,2403
Translated headword: places of refuge
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] narrow places [sc. providing shelter] against storms, and strongholds, and a place of refuge. Some say that the Cretans ruling the sea along with King Minos[1] fled from the islanders into certain caves. Hence those places were called κρησφύγετα .
Greek Original:
Κρησφύγετα: τὰ πρὸς τοὺς χειμῶνας στενά, καὶ ὀχυρώματα, καὶ καταφυγή. οἱ δέ φασιν, ὅτι Κρηταιεῖς τοὺς νησιώτας ἅμα Μίνῳ τῷ βασιλεῖ θαλασσοκρατοῦντες ἔφυγον εἰς σπήλαιά τινα. ὅθεν ἐκεῖνα ὠνομάσθησαν κρησφύγετα.
Notes:
The word occurs first in Herodotus 5.124.2 (web address 2), and the present entry derives from glosses both there and elsewhere (Lucian, 236.27 Rabe). See LSJ s.v. (web address 1).
[1] See mu 1092.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: aetiology; biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; mythology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 January 2001@21:45:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keywords) on 25 May 2001@08:54:22.
Catharine Roth (rearranged note) on 25 May 2001@19:05:21.
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