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Headword: *kne/fas
Adler number: kappa,1859
Translated headword: dusk, twilight
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] dark, night.
It is declined knephatos [in the genitive].[1]
"Dismissing the officers, he mobilised his vanguard, just after dusk".[2]
Greek Original:
*kne/fas: sko/tos, nu/c. kli/netai de\ kne/fatos. o( de\ diafei\s tou\s h(gemo/nas e)ki/nei th\n prwtopori/an, kne/fatos a)/rti genome/nou.
See also kappa 1860, kappa 1861.
[1] The only attested instance of a knefat- stem is in the passage quoted here; the normal genitive is kne/fous.
[2] Polybius 8.26.10, referring to Hannibal; cf. delta 822.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 16 December 2008@09:24:48.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 16 December 2008@18:56:14.
David Whitehead (x-refs; keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 17 December 2008@03:16:43.
David Whitehead on 5 March 2013@05:37:06.


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