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Headword: Θαλαμίδιοι κῶπαι
Adler number: theta,8
Translated headword: lowest oars, hold-oars
Vetting Status: high
Those [oars] that propel gently.[1]
Herodotus [writes]: "[Megabates gave orders] for him to be bound and put him through an oar-port of the ship in such a way that his head was outside and his body inside."[2]
Greek Original:
Θαλαμίδιοι κῶπαι: αἱ ἠρέμα ἐλαύνουσαι. Ἡρόδοτος: τοῦτον δῆσαι θαλαμίης διελόντας τῆς νηὸς κατὰ τοῦτο, ἔξω μὲν κεφαλὴν ποιεῦντας, ἔσω δὲ τὸ σῶμα.
[1] The headword phrase, in the nominative plural, is similarly (and oddly) glossed in other lexica; it is presumably quoted from somewhere.
cf. generally theta 5.
[2] Herodotus 5.33.2 (punishment of a lazy Myndian sea-captain). See web address 1.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 12 December 1999@15:13:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 28 May 2001@07:46:57.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 21 January 2008@10:13:10.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 21 June 2011@11:35:34.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 29 December 2012@22:24:59.
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