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Headword: Ὑφιζήσεις
Adler number: upsilon,733
Translated headword: subsidences
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] sinkings-down, givings-in. "[He/she/it] turned from earthy and soft and sandy [places] because of the subsidences that would result from the weights being applied."
Greek Original:
Ὑφιζήσεις: ὑποχαλάσεις, ἐνδόσεις. ἐξέκλινε τὰ γεώδη καὶ μαλακὰ καὶ ψαμμώδη διὰ τὰς ἐσομένας ὑφιζήσεις ἐπὶ τοῖς βάρεσι τοῖς ἐπιτιθεμένοις.
Notes:
See already epsilon 3974, which contains a shorter version of the quotation (and with a different main verb, ἐφυλάξατο ).
The noun ὑφίζησις is attested several times in the accusative singular in Greek, but no plural forms of the word are found outside these two Suda entries.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; science and technology
Translated by: Lauren Curtis on 4 December 2007@20:39:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; pruned note) on 5 December 2007@04:05:15.
Catharine Roth (betacode details) on 17 October 2010@18:45:38.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 2 December 2013@03:22:17.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 14 May 2014@00:02:56.

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