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Headword: *ka/xlhkes
Adler number: kappa,1154
Translated headword: pebbles; gravel
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] little stones in the water.[1]
"He used to choose as much of the gravel that was being brought in for the foundations [...]".[2]
Also [sc. attested is the singular] ka/xlhc, [meaning] a kind of insect.[3]
Greek Original:
*ka/xlhkes: li/qakes e)n toi=s u(/dasin. h(|rei=to de\ o(po/son ka/xlhkos tou= e)mferome/nou toi=s e)da/fesi. kai\ *ka/xlhc, ei)=dos zwu+fi/ou tino/s.
[1] The noun ka/xlhc refers both to pebbles and to gravel (LSJ s.v.) For this gloss cf. the scholia to Thucydides 4.26.1.
[2] Quotation (possibly derived from Josephus) already at eta 501: see the note there.
[3] Sense not attested elsewhere.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 14 October 2008@09:15:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 14 October 2008@09:40:33.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 19 December 2012@05:58:32.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 12 February 2013@03:34:35.


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