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Headword: Χροιά
Adler number: chi,552
Translated headword: skin
Vetting Status: high
The Attic-speakers [say] χροία with paroxytone accent [sc. acute accent on the next-to-last syllable]. "How pleased I am seeing the skin!" But the common dialect [koine] [pronounces the word] with oxytone accent [sc. acute accent on the last syllable].[1]
But χρόα [is pronounced] with barytone accent [sc. accent on the next-to-last syllable], like ψόα .[2]
Greek Original:
Χροιά: χροία δὲ παροξυτόνως οἱ Ἀττικοί. ὡς ἥδομαι πρῶτα τὴν χροίαν ἰδών. ἡ δὲ κοινὴ ὀξυτόνως. Χρόα δὲ βαρυτόνως, ὡς ψόα.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 1171, with scholion.
[2] cf. chi 528.
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 June 2007@19:51:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 6 June 2007@03:17:09.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@03:40:29.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 16 January 2016@23:56:46.


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