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Headword: Προπόλεος
Adler number: pi,2570
Translated headword: city-entrance
Vetting Status: high
"[... they] having cut off the town's city-entrance adornment."[1]
Greek Original:
Προπόλεος. τὸν προπόλεον κόσμον τοῦ ἄστεος ἀποκείραντες.
Adler reports a comparable headword in the Ambrosian Lexicon (1150). Here, unglossed, it is nominative singular of this very rare adjective, presumably generated by the accusative singular in the quotation.
[1] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's opinion, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable, but the key phrase τὸν προπόλεον κόσμον is attested in Basil of Caesarea, On Gordius the martyr PG 31.489.30 (in an image about beehives).
Keywords: architecture; Christianity; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 August 2013@22:24:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded notes; more keywords; tweaking) on 13 August 2013@03:13:29.
David Whitehead on 16 October 2013@09:19:54.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 9 June 2014@00:48:49.


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