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Headword: Μαίανδρος
Adler number: mu,314
Translated headword: Maiandros, Maeander
Vetting Status: high
A river of Lydia.[1]
In the Epigrams: "he killed [a hind] by the thrice-coiled water of Maiandros".[2]
Also [sc. attested are the phrase] 'Maiandrian water' and '[Maiandrian] plain'.[3]
Greek Original:
Μαίανδρος: ποταμὸς Λυδίας. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: ἔκτανε Μαιάνδρου πὰρ τριέλικτον ὕδωρ. καὶ Μαιάνδριον ὕδωρ καὶ πεδίον.
[1] cf. under alpha 1288; see OCD(4) s.v. Maeander; and for its lower course -- so winding as to give rise to the English verb meander -- Barrington Atlas map 61 grids E2-G2.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.110.2.
[3] The latter phrase is more commonly found as 'plain of Maiandros' (in the Suda see under gamma 472, delta 1289, tau 1084).
Keywords: definition; geography; imagery; poetry; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 December 2005@09:05:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 13 December 2005@11:55:09.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 14 December 2005@02:59:14.
David Whitehead on 12 May 2013@06:27:25.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2014@07:30:19.


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