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Headword: Πύκνη
Adler number: pi,3151
Translated headword: Pykne, Pnyx
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The Athenian assembly[-place] used to be called this. Clidemus maintains that it acquired the name Pykna through the dwellings [there] being packed tight [πυκνουμένην ].[1]
Greek Original:
Πύκνη: ἡ τῶν Ἀθηναίων ἐκκλησία οὕτως ἐκαλεῖτο. Κλείδημος δέ φησι Πυκνὰν ὀνομασθῆναι διὰ τὸ τὴν συνοίκησιν πυκνουμένην εἶναι.
Notes:
Cf. already pi 1836, and again pi 3152. For possibly related words see also all the other entries between pi 3142 and pi 3155, inclusive. The present entry is abbreviated from Harpokration s.v. Πυκνί , glossing Hyperides fr. 182 Jensen.
[1] Clidemus FGrH 323 F7.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 December 2000@08:20:21.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (upped status, betacode) on 27 November 2003@09:59:55.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 27 November 2003@10:12:47.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 July 2011@10:04:04.
William Hutton (augmented note) on 17 September 2013@08:01:05.

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