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Headword: Περίστενος
Adler number: pi,1300
Translated headword: constricted, narrow; Peristenos
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
This is what a serpent is called.
Greek Original:
Περίστενος: οὗτος δράκων καλεῖται.
Notes:
Same entry in the Synagoge and in Photius, Lexicon pi768 Theodoridis, similarly already in Hesychius pi1868. Other editors (though not Adler) capitalize the headword. Unattested outside lexicography (and ignored by LSJ), it is presumably connected with the verb illustrated in pi 1299, q.v.; so perhaps constrictOR, rather than constrictED.
Theodoridis also notes the connection drawn by Schmidt (on Hesychius) with the D scholia on the portentous serpent in Homer, Iliad 2.308: 'Porphyrios in the Investigations says that its name was Sthenios'.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 March 2010@09:21:26.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 8 March 2010@16:06:07.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 9 March 2010@03:15:02.
David Whitehead (another headword; another keyword; expanded note) on 6 August 2010@08:35:45.
David Whitehead on 29 September 2013@07:09:10.
David Whitehead on 23 May 2016@03:52:44.

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