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Headword: *po/ros
Adler number: pi,2083
Translated headword: way
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] boundary, or river, or road, or blasts of water, or a device, or contrivances.[1]
Or a crossing. Aristophanes [writes]: "what way over the road will be available to you?" Meaning crossing.[2]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] "brine-washed ways", [meaning] rivers flowing into the sea.[3]
'Way' is properly mentioned in reference to wet things. Also [sc. attested is the adjective] euporos ["well-wayed"], [meaning] one who always has wealth flowing in, from a metaphor of the watery [type of] 'way'.[4]
Greek Original:
*po/ros: pe/ras, h)\ potamo/s, h)\ o(do/s, h)\ fush/mata u(da/twn, h)\ mhxanh/, h)\ texna/smata. h)\ dia/basis. *)aristofa/nhs: ti/s po/ros soi\ th=s o(dou= genh/setai. a)nti\ tou= dia/basis. kai\ *po/roi a(lirro/qioi, potamoi\ ei)s qa/lassan r(e/ontes. o(/ti po/ros kuri/ws e)pi\ u(grw=n le/getai. kai\ eu)/poros, o( e)/xwn a)ei\ to\n e)pirre/onta plou=ton, e)k metafora=s tou= u(datikou= po/rou.
cf. pi 2082.
[1] = Synagoge, and comparably in Photius, Lexicon pi1103 Theodoridis; cf. also Hesychius pi3049.
[2] Aristophanes, Peace 124, with comments from the scholia.
[3] Quotation not identified by Adler, but it is Sophocles, Ajax 412 (with a(li/rroqoi instead of the Suda's a(lirro/qioi), with comments from the scholia.
[4] From epsilon 1045 (Derived from commentary to Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 521.)
Keywords: comedy; definition; economics; geography; imagery; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: William Hutton on 14 January 2013@23:29:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 January 2013@04:23:47.
David Whitehead on 10 October 2013@08:17:09.
David Whitehead (coding etc.) on 24 May 2016@03:23:37.
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