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Headword: *de/dia
Adler number: delta,147
Translated headword: I fear
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I am afraid.
Greek Original:
*de/dia: fobou=mai.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
cf. delta 148, delta 149, delta 150, delta 151, delta 152, delta 153, delta 302, delta 305, and epsilon 200.
Properly, the perfect of the verb "fear" should have o-grade in the singular, as *dedwoya which gives dei/dw or de/doika (with k inserted by analogy with other perfects). The zero-grade should appear in the plural, as de/dimen etc. But a great variety of forms are attested: see LSJ under dei/dw.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 23 July 2002@12:23:34.
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Catharine Roth (added note) on 10 September 2002@22:54:07.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 21 December 2003@18:05:22.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 17 June 2012@09:53:42.
David Whitehead on 8 October 2015@03:18:34.


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