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Headword: Ὑψίζοντος
Adler number: upsilon,754
Translated headword: Hypsizon's, of Hypsizon
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] of a river
Greek Original:
Ὑψίζοντος: ποταμοῦ.
Notes:
The headword (evidently quoted from somewhere) and the gloss are in the genitive singular. Herodian and other grammarians give nominative and genitive together, and also confirm that Hypsizon is a river name.
Its location is unknown. However [NF], this may be a reference to Forum Traiani in Sardinia, of which the earlier name was Hydata Hypsitana; see Barrington Atlas map 48 grid A3. The city is set up in the hills (hypsi = high) and although the nearby river is called Thyrsos, the name 'Hydata' (waters) may have caused the river reference. Alternatively (and much more tenuously) there are 2 River Hypsas in Sicily, and Strabo 8.3.25 mentions a River Hypsois in Elis-Triphylia.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography
Translated by: Nicholas Fincher on 6 August 2003@23:20:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword, translation, note (first part); added keyword) on 7 August 2003@04:12:02.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 11 August 2011@03:59:12.
David Whitehead on 3 December 2013@03:23:48.

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