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Headword: Ὀκέλλει
Adler number: omicron,106
Translated headword: beaches, runs aground
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he/she/it] comes to anchor, is cast out. It is said of ships.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] ὀκέλλοι ["may it run aground"], [meaning] may it come to anchor.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὀκέλλει: προσορμεῖ, ἐκρίπτεται. εἴρηται ἐπὶ τῶν νηῶν. καὶ Ὀκέλλοι, προσορμίζοι.
Notes:
See also epsilon 1830, omega 46. LSJ s.v. notes that ὀκέλλω can be used of the seaman as well as the ship; and the scenarios can cover inadvertent as well as deliberate landfalls.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (references at Photius omicron176 Theodoridis); and see also the scholia to Nicander, Theriaca 295, from where the headword is probably quoted.
[2] Aristophanes, Acharnians 1158 (web address 1), with scholion; of a broiled cuttlefish; misquoted under tau 424.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; military affairs; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 October 2009@06:39:26.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 23 October 2009@22:56:14.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note) on 25 October 2009@05:06:32.
David Whitehead on 23 June 2013@07:41:33.

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