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Headword: Ὀχετόκρανα
Adler number: omicron,1031
Translated headword: aqueduct-heads
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
What they call the outlets of the apparatuses; these are made of wood or horn. But some say [that they are] the underground [channels] and the subterranean water-pipes.
Greek Original:
Ὀχετόκρανα: τὰς λεγομένας ἐκχύσεις τῶν μηχανημάτων: εἰσὶ δὲ αὗται ξύλιναι ἢ κεράτιναι. οἱ δέ φασι τοὺς ὑπονόμους καὶ τοὺς ὑπὸ γῆν ὀχετούς.
Notes:
cf. generally omicron 1035, omicron 1036, pi 708.
The present headword, a neuter plural, is the sole surviving word from Hyperides' speech On the Water-pipe (fr. 132 Jensen); cf. Pollux 10.30, where the gloss is simpler but fundamentally on the same lines.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; rhetoric; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 July 2004@12:34:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headqword and translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 16 July 2004@03:19:08.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 12 June 2009@03:11:15.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2013@05:05:49.

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