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Headword: *mhliw=s
Adler number: mu,926
Translated headword: Malian
Vetting Status: high
In the genitive a name of a place.
Greek Original:
*mhliw=s: e)pi\ genikh=s o)/noma to/pou.
An entry evidently generated by Thucydides 4.100.1 and/or 8.3.1, the only two (other) attested instances of this genitive. It refers there to the Malian Gulf in north-central Greece; see Barrington Atlas map 55 grid D3. The form was noteworthy because elsewhere Thuc. uses others, e.g. Meliakos in 3.96.3.
Given Greek dialects, there was -- and remains -- great scope for confusion between Malis and the Aegean island of Malos/Melos (together at mu 927) and their respective cognates. See generally LSJ s.v. *mhlieu/s and *mh/lios. The latter is the more frequently mentioned in the Suda: see e.g. delta 523, delta 524, mu 455, mu 923, sigma 830, upsilon 217, phi 381.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography
Translated by: Nicholas Fincher on 6 August 2003@00:19:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 6 August 2003@04:04:02.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 28 July 2011@04:52:51.


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