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Headword: Σάλος
Adler number: sigma,58
Translated headword: tossing motion; roadstead
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] oscillation, disturbance. Also cogitation.[1]
"They took a small town [...] which had no harbour but did have roadsteads and well-placed headlands enclosing [them] out of the land".[2]
And elsewhere: "and they made it, concentrated by the tossing motion, more solid".[3]
Greek Original:
Σάλος: σαλευμός, τάραχος. καὶ ἡ φροντίς. κατέλαβον πολισμάτιον ἀλίμενον μέν, σάλους δὲ ἔχον καὶ προβολὰς περικλειούσας ἐκ τῆς γῆς εὐφυεῖς. καὶ αὖθις: καὶ τῷ σάλῳ συνιζάνον ἐποίουν αὐτὸ στεριφώτερον.
Notes:
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; references at Photius phi46 Theodoridis.
[2] An approximation (should be not 'they took' but 'they anchored off') of Polybius 1.53.10.
[3] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as Josephus, Jewish War 7.314 (part of his description of an inner wall built by the defenders of Masada). See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.LXXXVI.
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 November 2010@10:42:39.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 21 November 2010@12:19:47.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented n.3) on 22 November 2010@03:31:22.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2011@07:06:13.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3) on 11 October 2011@05:38:15.
David Whitehead on 19 December 2013@09:08:46.

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