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Headword: Porthmis
Adler number: pi,2073
Translated headword: ferryboat
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Ferry-boat] and ferry-dinghy.[1]
"You who sail the water of Acheron in a dark ferryboat."[2]
Greek Original:
Porthmis kai Porthmidion. tou d' Acherontos hudôr, hos plôeis porthmidi kuaneêi.
Notes:
cf. generally pi 2069, pi 2070, pi 2071, pi 2072.
[1] The twin headwords (unglossed) are feminine porqmi/s, used in the quotation given, and its neuter diminutive porqmi/dion. The latter is otherwise attested only in Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 7.5.3 (genitive plural).
[2] Greek Anthology 7.67.1-2 (Leonidas of Tarentum), here with the reading tou= *)axe/rontos in place of the original (and more poetical) tou=t' *)axe/rontos.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; imagery; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 17 February 2013@14:32:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked betacode, set status) on 17 February 2013@23:32:51.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 18 February 2013@04:49:16.
David Whitehead on 10 October 2013@07:56:09.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@16:49:11.

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