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Headword: Ῥῶπες
Adler number: rho,257
Translated headword: brushwood
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] bushy material. Or a shaggy and planted place.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related verb] ῥωπεύειν , [meaning] to cut timber.[2]
"This is his [place] to cut brushwood, timber-sparse."[3]
Greek Original:
Ῥῶπες: δασεῖα ὕλη. ἢ κατάκομος καὶ σύμφυτος τόπος. καὶ Ῥωπεύειν, ξυλεύεσθαι. τοῦτό τοι ῥωπεύειν ὀλιγόξυλον.
The headword, presumably quoted from somewhere, is the plural of rho 271, q.v. (LSJ s.v., indeed, notes that the plural is the norm outside lexicography.) See also rho 258.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; referenxes at Photius rho208 Theodoridis.
[2] Different gloss in Hesychius rho577: to sell brushwood.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.226.3, where in fact, rather than the verb ῥωπεύειν , the related neuter noun ῥωπεῖον is sometimes read.
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; geography; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 September 2010@09:31:57.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 22 September 2010@23:42:46.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note) on 23 September 2010@03:33:56.
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