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Headword: Νεκάδες
Adler number: nu,140
Translated headword: piles of corpses
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] dead men.[1]
But by a misuse of language [it] also [means] the ranks of the living.[2]
Greek Original:
Νεκάδες: νεκροί. καταχρηστικῶς δὲ καὶ αἱ τῶν ζωῶν τάξεις.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica: references at Photius nu95 Theodoridis.
[2] cf. (e.g.) Hesychius nu254 (citing Callimachus fr. 567 Pfeiffer) and a scholion on Homer, Iliad 5.886. See generally LSJ s.v.
Keywords: definition; epic; military affairs; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 October 2005@20:30:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 26 October 2005@03:53:52.
David Whitehead (expanded notes) on 5 June 2013@07:37:31.


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