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Headword: Ναυάγιον
Adler number: nu,45
Translated headword: shipwreckage
Vetting Status: high
In Thucydides ναυάγιον [is] neuter, when some part of the ship has been lost, e.g. the steering-oar or suchlike. But feminine[1] ναυαγία [means] the loss of the entire ship.
Greek Original:
Ναυάγιον: παρὰ Θουκυδίδῃ οὐδετέρως μέν, ὅταν τι τῆς νηὸς ἀπολεσθῇ, οἷον πηδάλιον ἤ τι τοιοῦτον. ναυαγία δὲ θηλυκῶς πᾶσα ἡ τῆς νηὸς ἀπώλεια.
From glosses on Thucydides 1.50.3, where the headword occurs -- as is usual -- in the plural (see web address 1).
[1] (And differently-accented.) For this word see also nu 46.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 December 2003@07:07:06.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 17 December 2003@20:14:50.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 18 December 2003@03:15:12.
David Whitehead on 3 June 2013@06:26:33.
David Whitehead on 24 August 2014@03:40:50.


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