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Headword: Ὑπερώη
Adler number: upsilon,348
Translated headword: palate
Vetting Status: high
[ὑπερώη ] and ὑπερώα : the roof of the mouth. Homer [says]: "he wetted his lips, but he did not wet his palate".[1]
And Simocatta [says]: "a Median[2] arrow went deep into the upper lip and stuck into the skull".[3]
Greek Original:
Ὑπερώη καὶ Ὑπερώα: ὁ οὐρανίσκος. Ὅμηρος: χείλεα μέν τ' ἐδίην', ὑπερώην δ' οὐκ ἐδίηνε. καὶ Σιμόκατος: εἰς μὲν γὰρ τὴν ὑπερώαν χελύνην Μηδικὴν ὀϊστὸς ἐς βάθος ἐσδὺς ἀνὰ τὸ κρανίον ἐρρίζωτο.
[1] Homer, Iliad 22.495 (web address 1).
[2] Read Μηδικὸς instead of Μηδικὴν , as at chi 194.
[3] Theophylact Simocatta [theta 201, sigma 435), Histories 2.6.2.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; epic; geography; historiography; history; medicine; military affairs
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 26 November 2007@12:54:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 27 November 2007@03:22:22.
David Whitehead on 24 November 2013@06:07:40.


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