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Headword: Skamandros
Adler number: sigma,528
Translated headword: Skamandros, Scamander
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A river.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the adjective] *skamandriai/ous ["Skamandrian"], [meaning] riverine.[2]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] *skama/ndrion r(eu=ma ["Skamandrian stream"].[3]
Greek Original:
Skamandros: potamos. kai Skamandriaious, potamiaious. kai Skamandrion rheuma.
Notes:
[1] In the Troad, figuring in the Iliad; Barrington Atlas map 56 grid C2; present-day Menderes Cay. Same gloss in Hesychius, with the addition of "which is also called Xanthos [Myth, Place]" (cf. Homer, Iliad 20.74).
[2] Same gloss in the Synagoge and Photius' Lexicon. This adjective in the accusative plural must be quoted from somewhere, but is otherwise unattested in this form. (Note however *skamandri/ous, twice in Euripides' Trojan Women.)
[3] This phrase is attested only here, but must be quoted from somewhere.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 June 2012@00:48:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 11 June 2012@03:22:57.
David Whitehead on 11 June 2012@03:23:29.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 June 2012@09:32:04.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2013@06:58:00.
David Whitehead (coding) on 26 May 2016@03:57:04.

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