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Headword: Τετραποδηδόν
Adler number: tau,399
Translated headword: four-footedly, on all fours
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Thus the Skiapodes[1] in Libya walked, as they had flat feet and raised one of their feet to shade the rest of their body as shelter from the blazing heat which is common in their land.
Greek Original:
Τετραποδηδόν: οὕτως ἐβάδιζον οἱ ἐν Λιβύῃ Σκιάποδες, πλατύποδες ὄντες καὶ ἀνορθοῦντες τὸν ἕτερον τῶν ποδῶν καὶ κατασκιάζοντες τὸ λοιπὸν σῶμα εἰς ἀποφυγὴν τοῦ ἐν αὐτοῖς ὄντος καύματος.
Notes:
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 1553, where the dative plural of Skiapodes occurs. The present headword itself, a related adverb, occurs in an earlier play (Peace 896).
[1] = "shade-feet"; cf. sigma 600 & sigma 601, Skiapodes.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; medicine
Translated by: Gabriel Bodard on 2 June 2000@13:56:51.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Slight alterations in wording.) on 3 June 2000@04:43:45.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 4 May 2003@06:54:30.
David Whitehead (tweaked primary note; more keywords) on 1 May 2011@05:00:20.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note) on 12 August 2011@09:35:12.

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