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Headword: *diaknaisqh/setai
Adler number: delta,587
Translated headword: will be worn away
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] will be destroyed. To wear away in its proper sense means to scrape cheese with a cheese-knife.
Greek Original:
*diaknaisqh/setai: diafqarh/setai. diaknai/ein e)sti\ kuri/ws to\ cu/ein turo\n th=| knh=sti,
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Peace 251, where the headword occurs (of the Athenian campaigning in Sicily a few years earlier).
For this verb cf. delta 572, delta 586. For cheese-knives see tau 1197.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 4 July 2003@14:22:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented principal note; added x-ref and keywords) on 6 July 2003@07:04:05.
David Whitehead (more x-refs and keywords; tweaking) on 28 June 2012@07:10:49.


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