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Headword: Κύρτωμα
Adler number: kappa,2782
Translated headword: vault
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
That which is called an arch. For ancient people used to build a vault over their cistern to provide shade.
Greek Original:
Κύρτωμα: ἡ λεγομένη καμάρα. κύρτωμα γὰρ τοῖς πάλαι ἀνθρώποις ὑπὲρ τῆς δεξαμενῆς σκιᾶς ἕνεκα ἐπεποίητο.
Notes:
An approximation of Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 6.27.7.
Procopius is fond of using this neuter noun in this architectural sense; it more commonly refers to other convex objects such as a battle formation [cf. the related kappa 2781] or a swelling on the body); cf. also Rhetorici Graeci (Waltz) 1.641.
Keywords: architecture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 6 March 2008@02:36:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword; cosmetic) on 6 March 2008@05:43:30.
William Hutton (augmented and reworded note) on 6 March 2008@06:55:47.
David Whitehead on 25 March 2013@09:28:35.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 20 March 2015@23:31:01.

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