COMPOUND: ὀρσοθύρη, -ης
CATEGORIZATION: N [Ν+N]
MEANING: ‘side-door or side-opening at the back, leading from the men’s hall in the λαύρη to the rooms upstairs’
ETIMOLOGY: ὄρρος (< *ὄρσος) ‘(back), rump, arse’ + θύρα ‘door’
OCCURRENCE: Od. XXII, 126, 132, 333
CASE/GENDER/NUMBER: nom. f. sg., acc. sg.
CLASSIFICATION: appositive – karmadhāraya
NOTES: ancient sources explain (less convincingly) ὀρσοθύρη as ‘high door’