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Headword: Πυράγραν
Adler number: pi,3185
Translated headword: tongs
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] pincer[s], a crab[-like thing].
[sc. The term puragra comes] from dragging [ag-] and snatching [agr-], which is taking, [something] out of a fire [pur].
Greek Original:
Πυράγραν: καρκίνον, πάγουρον. παρὰ τὸ ἐκ τοῦ πυρὸς ἄγειν καὶ ἀγρεύειν, ὅ ἐστι λαμβάνειν.
Note:
See already pi 3184. The present entry draws on Homer, Iliad 18.477 (where the present accusative-case headword appears, in the form πυράγρην ), and the scholia there.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 March 2010@08:44:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweak, status) on 25 May 2010@01:38:50.
David Whitehead (corrected my x-ref) on 25 May 2010@04:00:55.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2011@09:05:39.
David Whitehead on 24 October 2013@03:57:42.

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