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Headword: Λέμβον
Adler number: lambda,245
Translated headword: skiff
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A small boat.
"But others they sent out in a severe storm in skiffs".[1]
And elsewhere: "to sail in 30 skiffs and make war on the Aitolians".[2]
The dative [is] τῳ̂ λέμβει .
Greek Original:
Λέμβον: μικρὸν πλοῖον. ἑτέρους δὲ ἐν χειμῶνι σφοδρῷ λέμβοις ἐξέπεμψαν. καὶ αὖθις: πλεῖν δὲ λέμβοις λ# καὶ πολεμεῖν τοῖς Αἰτωλοῖς κατὰ θάλατταν. ἡ δοτικὴ τῷ λέμβει.
Notes:
cf. kappa 1404.
[1] Quotation unidentifiable.
[2] Polybius 4.29.7 (web address 1).
Reference:
L. Casson, Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World (Baltimore & London 1995) 125-7 and passim
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 July 2001@07:37:34.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link; added italics; set status) on 29 October 2003@18:08:11.
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