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Headword: Θοάς
Adler number: theta,397
Translated headword: swift
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] fast movements.[1] It also denotes sharp [ones]. And Homer [says]: "I sent him verily to the swift ships".[2]
Greek Original:
Θοάς: ταχείας ὁρμάς. σημαίνει δὲ καὶ ὀξείας. καὶ Ὅμηρος: ἐν δ' αὖ νήσοισιν ἐπιπροέηκα θοῇσιν.
This entry draws on the scholia (e cod. Genevensi gr. 44; see below) to Homer, Iliad 1.12 (web address 1); cf. same or similar entries in Hesychius, Photius, and elsewhere; and see Etymologicum Magnum s.v. θοή .
[1] cf. theta 404.
[2] No Homeric line corresponds exactly to this quotation. The present translator suggests Iliad 17.708 (web address 2), reading μὲν δὴ instead of ἐν δ’ αὖ and, more significantly νηυσὶν ("ships") instead of νήσοισιν ("islands"). Adler, however, pointed to Odyssey 15.299: ἔνθεν δ' αὖ νήσοισιν ἐπιπροέηκε θοῃ̂σιν .
Nicole, J. (ed.), Les scolies genevoises de l’Iliade, vol. 2, Geneva 1891
Associated internet addresses:
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Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs; poetry
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 27 September 2007@04:20:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 27 September 2007@06:30:48.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 27 September 2007@11:23:58.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; tweaking) on 4 January 2013@04:51:11.
David Whitehead (coding) on 28 April 2016@04:49:47.


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