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Headword: *eu)labh/s
Adler number: epsilon,3555
Translated headword: cautious, discreet, prudent; easy to handle
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who lays hold of things well, who does not do something off-hand, or also someone/something suitable for grasping; for example, a knife easy to get hold of. Or someone good at anticipating the future. But dusxerh/s [literally "hard to take in hand"] means difficult. [It is a term coined] from the hands.
Greek Original:
*eu)labh/s: o( eu)= tw=n pragma/twn e)pilambano/menos, o( mh\ proxei/rws ti poiw=n, h)\ kai\ o( ei)s labh\n e)pith/deios: oi(=on, eu)labh\s ma/xaira. h)\ o( eu)= proslamba/nwn to\ me/llon. du/slhptos de\ o( dusxerh/s. a)po\ tw=n xeirw=n.
See also Etymologicum Magnum s.v. eu)labh/s.
For the headword's range of connected meanings see generally LSJ s.v., and cf. epsilon 3551, epsilon 3552, epsilon 3553, epsilon 3554, epsilon 3556, epsilon 3557.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 17 March 2008@03:19:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks cosmetics) on 17 March 2008@05:15:12.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2012@06:25:24.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 7 March 2016@08:41:45.


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