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Headword: Νῶτος
Adler number: nu,569
Translated headword: back
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the loins of a human being.[1]
There is a saying: "to carry off the majority of the Avars into their backs".[2]
Greek Original:
Νῶτος: ἡ ψοία τοῦ ἀνθρώπου. τὸ δὴ λεγόμενον, τὸ πλῆθος τῶν Ἀβάρων εἰς τὰ νῶτα περισύρεσθαι.
[1] Same glossing in the Ambrosian Lexicon (according to Adler), and cf. ps.-Zonaras nu1411.
[2] For the Avars see under alpha 18. (Note, however, that ms V here reads not Αβάρων but βαρβάρων .) The meaning of the 'saying', not otherwise attested, is unclear. The headword exists in two forms, νῶτος masculine and νῶτον neuter. Here the headword is in the masculine form but the word in the saying is neuter plural; this may be further evidence that the passage is corrupt.
Keywords: daily life; definition; geography; medicine; proverbs
Translated by: Robert Leigh on 28 October 2009@15:58:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 29 October 2009@04:33:05.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 June 2013@04:05:02.
David Whitehead (coding) on 19 May 2016@06:38:36.


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