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Headword: Ὁρκάνας
Adler number: omicron,590
Translated headword: enclosures, fences
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] cages/prisons.[1]
Greek Original:
Ὁρκάνας: εἱρκτάς.
Notes:
The headword is a feminine noun (omicron 591), here in the accusative plural; see generally LSJ and Hesychius s.v. ὁρκάνη . It is taken to be extracted from Euripides, Bacchae 611 (web address 1), where Dionysus asks how the chorus-leader felt when he (Dionysus) was being cast into what seemed to be Pentheus' prison chambers.
[1] The headword is identically glossed in the Synagoge, Photius' Lexicon (omicron482 Theodoridis), and Lexica Segueriana 320.21 (though in this last the headword has its accent on the ultima, ὁρκανάς . Compare also Hesychius omicron1228 (nominative singular).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; law; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 19 May 2010@01:01:23.
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Catharine Roth (tweaked link, cosmetics, status) on 19 May 2010@01:11:14.
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David Whitehead (adjustments and updatings) on 17 July 2013@08:34:38.
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