ὀρσοθύρη ‘a raised door’: the stem “ὀρσο-” occurs also in “παλίν-ορσος” ‘starting back.’ The etymology would suggest a door that opens by being raised (like a trap-door): but the supposition that it means a door (or window) above the level of the floor is borne out by the phrase “ἀν᾽ ὀρσοθύρην ἀναβαίνειν” (l. 132).
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