Suda(redirected from Suida)
a Byzantine etymological and explanatory lexicon dating from approximately the tenth century. Containing some 30,000 entries, it provides unique historical information. The work was compiled from classical Greek and Roman, Hellenistic, and Byzantine sources. Its compiler as well as the origin of its name are unknown.
PUBLICATIONSuidae Lexicon, vols. 1–5. Edited by A. Adler. Leipzig, 1928–38.
REFERENCESWalter, N. “Suda.” Das Altertum, 1962, vol. 8, no. 3.
Lavagnini, B. “Suida, Suda o Guida?” Rivista di filologia e di istruzione classica, 1962, vol. 40.
an urban-type settlement in Cherepovets Raion, Vologda Oblast, RSFSR. Located at the point of entry of the Suda River into Rybinsk Reservoir. Railroad station 25 km from Cherepo vets. Suda has a house-building combine, a timber transshipping station, and the Krasnyi Press factory for the production of lumberyard equipment.
a river in Vologda Oblast, RSFSR. The Suda is 184 km long and drains an area of 13,500 sq km. Formed by the confluence of the Koloshma and Nozhema rivers, the Suda flows along the Mologa-Sheksna Lowland and empties into a bay of Rybinsk Reservoir; the river’s lower reaches form a backswamp. The Suda is fed predominantly by snow. Its high-water period is April through May. The average water flow is 134 cu m per sec. The Suda freezes between late October and mid-December and opens up in April or early May. The river is used for floating timber and is navigable at its mouth.
a Byzantine etymological and explanatory dictionary dating approximately from the tenth century.