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Headword: Ῥῶπες
Adler number: rho,257
Translated headword: brushwood
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[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.
Notes:
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.
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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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