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Headword: *knuzw/menon
Adler number: kappa,1890
Translated headword: whimpering
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] sighing. Metaphorically from puppies.[1]
"And he suspended dogs out from the battlements, so the guards could not fall asleep because of their whimpering."[2]
Greek Original:
*knuzw/menon: ste/nonta. metaforikw=s a)po\ tw=n skula/kwn. o( de\ ku/nas e)k th=s e)pa/lcews a)pech/rta, w(/ste tou\s fu/lakas knuzwme/nwn au)tw=n mh\ kaqeu/dein.
For this verb see already kappa 1889, and again kappa 1891. The present headword (evidently quoted from somewhere) is its present middle/passive participle, masculine accusative singular or neuter nominative/accusative singular.
[1] Same gloss in Photius kappa831 Theodoridis (s.v knuzw/menon), and "sighing" in Hesychius kappa3149 (s.v. knuzou/menon).
[2] Quotation (and individual) unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 21 December 2008@20:53:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 December 2008@04:50:24.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 6 March 2013@05:13:31.


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