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Headword: Ὕφαλοι
Adler number: upsilon,698
Translated headword: undersea, submarine
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] rocks hidden under the sea.[1]
"Death was a kind of undersea [rock] for the barbarians, like an ebb tide suddenly gulping down, somehow, the hostile [force]."[2]
Greek Original:
Ὕφαλοι: ὑποθαλάσσιοι κεκρυμμέναι πέτραι. ὕφαλός τις ἦν τοῖς βαρβάροις ὁ θάνατος, ἥτις ἄμπωτις ἐξαπιναίως καταρροφοῦσά πως τὸ πολέμιον.
Notes:
[1] The headword adjective (already upsilon 697), here in the nominative plural, is evidently quoted from somewhere. Same glossing in other lexica (references at Photius upsilon310 Theodoridis); and Adler compares ('cf.') a scholion on Gregory of Nazianzus (see bibliography below). Gregory uses the phrase διὰ προβόλων καὶ ὑφάλων εἰς ὅρμον ἐπείγεσθαι in his first Oration Against the emperor Julian (PG 35.657.42-43).
[2] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 2.10.12 (where ᾗ τις has become the Suda's ἥτις ).
Reference:
R. Cantarella, "Basilio Minimo. II. Scolii inediti con introduzione e note." Byzantinische Zeitschrift 26 (1926) 26 n.145
Keywords: Christianity; definition; geography; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 May 2011@01:35:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords; tweaks) on 8 May 2011@04:10:58.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords) on 1 December 2013@08:00:18.
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