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Headword: *glh/nh
Adler number: gamma,286
Translated headword: eyeball
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the pupil of the eye.[1] Or (?)o)/rh.[2]
From the [verb] o(ra=n ["to see"].[3]
But gli/nh [spelled] with iota [means] slime.
Greek Original:
*glh/nh: ko/rh o)fqalmou=. h)\ o)/rh. para\ to\ o(ra=n. *gli/nh de\ o( r(u/pos dia\ tou= i.
Similar material, variously, in other lexica. See further below, and cf. tau 961.
[1] From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 8.164, where the headword occurs.
[2] Theodoridis on Photius s.v. obelizes o)rh and footnotes the comment 'i.e. ko/rh' (as in Hesychius and elsewhere). That is probably correct, though see next note.
[3] Whoever added this etymological comment evidently intended it to explain o)/rh, construed as "he/she/it sees"; cf. generally LSJ s.v. o)/rhmi.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; medicine
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 9 July 2002@18:17:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 10 July 2002@03:04:59.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; expanded and modified notes; betacode and other cosmetics) on 8 June 2012@03:36:36.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 26 January 2014@08:17:22.


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