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Headword: *xrusi/ths
Adler number: chi,571
Translated headword: chrysite; gold ore
Vetting Status: high
A type of rock; but xrusi=tis ("gold-bearing") [is] earth.[1]
Except for eagle-stone [a)eti/ths], lychnite [luxni/ths] and agate [a)xa/ths], the rest [are spelled] with iota.[2]
Greek Original:
*xrusi/ths: ei)=dos li/qou: xrusi=tis de\ gh=. plh\n tou= a)eti/ths, luxni/ths kai\ a)xa/ths, ta\ de\ loipa\ dia\ tou= i.
[1] LSJ does not distinguish semantically between the masculine noun xrusi/ths and the feminine noun xrusi=tis; see LSJ s.v. at web address 1 below. See already alpha 3792; also Hesychius s.v.; Etymologicum Magnum 815.54; Lexicum Ambrosianum 335, 353, 357 (according to Adler); ps.-Herodian 154.
[2] From alpha 572; see also alpha 4678 and lambda 878.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 April 2008@01:05:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified tr; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 April 2008@09:31:48.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@04:45:39.


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