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Headword: Οἴαξ
Adler number: omicroniota,14
Translated headword: helm, rudder, steering-oar, tiller; Oiax
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Genitive] οἴακος .
Greek Original:
Οἴαξ, οἴακος.
Note:
For the headword as an item of nautical terminology cf. omicroniota 7 (and pi 1493), and see more generally omicroniota 8, omicroniota 9, omicroniota 10, omicroniota 12, omicroniota 13. Note, however, that Oiax is also a personal name in Greek mythology: brother of Palamedes; see under pi 45.
Reference:
Lionel Casson, Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World (Baltimore 1995) 224-228
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 22 June 2003@01:22:04.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 22 June 2003@23:52:55.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, added cross-references) on 22 June 2003@23:55:45.
David Whitehead (augmented headword and note; added keyword and bibliography; cosmetics) on 23 June 2003@03:03:41.
David Whitehead (augmented headword, note, keywords) on 12 August 2010@04:30:29.
David Whitehead on 11 August 2011@05:41:53.
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