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Headword: Κάνναις
Adler number: kappa,305
Translated headword: reeds
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"[Reeds] and straws the nomads [= Numidians] use in hut-making."
Greek Original:
Κάνναις καὶ καλάμαις χρῶνται οἱ νομάδες εἰς τὴν σκηνοποιί̈αν.
Note:
The headword, a dative plural, is part of the quotation given. Adler tentatively attributed it to Polybius, and it is in fact a light adaptation of Polybius 14.1.15. See also Livy 30.3 (comparison noted by Bernhardy).
Keywords: architecture; botany; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 11 March 2008@22:51:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; more keywords) on 12 March 2008@05:12:11.
David Whitehead (tweaks; raised status) on 16 February 2011@05:58:33.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 21 February 2011@22:42:28.
David Whitehead on 25 January 2013@09:42:43.

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