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Headword: Ψάμαθος
Adler number: psi,18
Translated headword: sea-sand
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] sand from the seaside; for ἄμαθος [is sand] from inland.[1]
[Note] that ἄμαθος is the dust of the plain, but ψάμαθος [is the dust] of the sea.[2]
Greek Original:
Ψάμαθος: παραθαλάσσιος ἄμμος: ἄμαθος γὰρ ἡ μεσόγειος. ὅτι ἄμαθος ἡ τῆς πεδιάδος κόνις, ψάμαθος δὲ ἡ τῆς θαλάσσης.
[1] Likewise or simialrly in other lexica. From commentary on Homer, Iliad 9.385 and 23.15.
[2] From alpha 1472.
Keywords: definition; epic; geography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 September 2005@22:58:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 14 September 2005@03:55:57.
David Whitehead on 5 November 2013@05:23:29.


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