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Headword: Θυραῖος
Adler number: theta,603
Translated headword: outdoor
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] alien,[1] one outside the door.[2] But 'doorish' [is] the shield [sc. of that name].
Greek Original:
Θυραῖος: ξένος, ὁ ἔξω τῆς θύρας. Θυρεὸς δὲ τὸ ὅπλον.
Notes:
The point of the entry is to distinguish two words, θυραῖος and θυρεός , that would have been homophonous in late Greek apart from accent. The latter refers to a shield that is large and door-shaped (i.e. oblong), like the Roman scutum; see under epsilon 3802, theta 605 and, for example, Polybius 2.30.3 (web address 1). Hesychius theta927 presents much the same distinction in reverse order.
[1] Adler cites the Ambrosian Lexicon (392) as a comparandum.
[2] cf. [Herodian], Partitiones 61.
Associated internet address:
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Translated by: William Hutton on 14 February 2008@23:59:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 15 February 2008@03:45:34.
William Hutton (augmented notes) on 15 February 2008@07:57:30.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 7 January 2013@08:54:58.
David Whitehead (cosmetic) on 28 April 2016@06:52:41.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 22 December 2018@23:01:10.
Catharine Roth (corrected reference and link) on 22 December 2018@23:07:05.

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