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Headword: Κύρτωμα
Adler number: kappa,2782
Translated headword: vault
Vetting Status: high
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.
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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