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Headword: Ὑδρορρόα
Adler number: upsilon,64
Translated headword: watercourse
Vetting Status: high
['Watercourse'] also [sc. means] an underwater rock. Another version of the word is u(dro/rroia.[1]
“And pushing themselves together into the watercourses they were saved through them towards the ships”.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὑδρορρόα καὶ ἡ ὕφαλος πέτρα. λέγεται δὲ καὶ ὑδρόρροια. οἱ δὲ εἰς τὰς ὑδρορρόας συνωθοῦντες αὑτοὺς διὰ τούτων ἐσῴζοντο πρὸς τὰς ναῦς.
[1] See also upsilon 63 (and cf. alpha 1491 and theta 515) and esp. Aristophanes, Acharnians 1186 (falling into a watercourse: web address 1) and the corresponding scholia, where this (mistaken: see LSJ) glossing occurs. The word ὑδρόρροια is only attested here.
[2] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 18 July 2009@18:50:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 July 2009@05:48:17.
David Whitehead on 19 November 2013@05:38:53.
David Whitehead (coding) on 29 May 2016@10:30:51.


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