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Headword: Akariaion
Adler number: alpha,804
Translated headword: momentary
Vetting Status: high
[sc. Something] small, short, a bit.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the masculine] a)kariai=os, a short opportunity.[2]
*)akariai=on: that which cannot be cut, either effectively headless on account of being small or infinite in terms of largeness and not even having a beginning.[3]
*kari/a [is] an obscure word for "head", from which also [comes] ke/rata ["horns"].[4]
Greek Original:
Akariaion: mikron, brachu, rhopê. kai Akariaios, ho brachus kairos. Akariaion: to mê dunamenon karênai ê to hoion akephalon dia smikrotêta ê adiastaton kata megethos kai oud' archên echon. hoti Karia hê kephalê kata glôssan, hothen kai kerata.
See the note to alpha 803.
[1] Same glossing in Photius and elsewhere.
[2] So too, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[3] Similar material in other lexica.
[4] cf. kappa 385, kappa 1375, kappa 502.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 November 2000@21:50:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 24 May 2002@08:20:22.
David Whitehead (more notes; betacoding and other cosmetics) on 23 January 2012@06:57:33.
Catharine Roth (more betacode) on 27 January 2012@02:13:56.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 4 May 2015@00:41:22.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 15 April 2019@00:41:49.


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