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Headword: Λισσάδας πέτρας
Adler number: lambda,599
Translated headword: bare rocks
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] smooth and uniform [ones].[1] "For the Scythians the boats were forced out toward the Roman warships as if toward harbourless and bare rocks. All the boats were sunk".[2]
Greek Original:
Λισσάδας πέτρας: λείας καὶ ὁμαλάς. τοῖς δὲ Σκύθαις πρὸς τὰς Ῥωμαϊκὰς ναῦς ὥσπερ ἀνόρμους καὶ λισσάδας πέτρας ἐξεβιάζετο τὰ σκάφη. πάντα δὲ κατεδύετο τὰ σκάφη.
Notes:
The headword phrase, in the accusative plural, is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] cf. the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 5.412, where a singular λισσὴ ... πέτρη occurs; and see also lambda 600.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 June 2009@06:30:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 14 June 2009@11:08:07.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 15 June 2009@03:07:27.
David Whitehead on 21 April 2013@05:50:53.

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