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Headword: Νῶτα θαλάσσης
Adler number: nu,564
Translated headword: backs of the sea
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the visible surface of the sea.
Greek Original:
Νῶτα θαλάσσης: ἡ ἐπιφάνεια τῆς θαλάσσης.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius nu315 Theodoridis. The headword phrase is quoted from Homer, Iliad 2.159 (cf. the scholia there), but see also Odyssey 3.142, Hesiod (Theogony 762), and later poetry.
For νῶτον in this figurative sense see LSJ s.v., II.1 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; epic; geography; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Robert Leigh on 14 September 2009@07:43:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 14 September 2009@09:52:54.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 June 2013@03:53:20.


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