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Headword: Ὑποζύγια
Adler number: upsilon,494
Translated headword: yoke-animals
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the oxen under the yoke.[1]
"For the yoke-animals were not sufficient for the difficulty of the road, so that [sc. the men] lifted the wagons and carried them out of the impassable places."[2]
Also called ὑποζύγια [3] are the other beasts of burden.
Such as donkeys.
Greek Original:
Ὑποζύγια: οἱ ὑπὸ ζυγὸν βόες. οὐ γὰρ ἐξήρκει τὰ ὑποζύγια πρὸς τὴν τῆς ὁδοῦ χαλεπότητα. ὥστε αἰρόμενοι τὰς ἁμάξας ἐξέφερον ἐκ τῶν δυσπόρων. λέγονται ὑποζύγια καὶ τἄλλα τῶν ἀχθοφόρων ζῴων. οἷον οἱ ὄνοι.
Notes:
[1] Similarly glossed in Hesychius upsilon633.
[2] See under epsilon 1746.
[3] This additional material is not in all manuscripts of the Suda.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 July 2007@13:38:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 July 2007@03:35:25.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 7 February 2011@07:39:21.
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