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Headword: *kala/mh
Adler number: kappa,195
Translated headword: stalk; stubble
Vetting Status: high
[The term is taken] from wood [ka=lon], [i.e.] timber;[1] but [it is] the same from "burning" [kau/sews].[2]
Greek Original:
*kala/mh: a)po\ tou= ka/lou, tou= cu/lou: au)to\ de\ a)po\ th=s kau/sews.
[1] For this equivalence cf. kappa 186, kappa 201, kappa 211, kappa 247
[2] The mention of burning is mysterious; perhaps it is connected with the meaning "stubble" which is what is left of stalks of grain after fields are harvested or burnt. According to LSJ, ka=lon may be related to the verb kai/w "burn."
cf. generally kappa 194, kappa 197, kappa 198.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 March 2008@02:44:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; cosmetics) on 10 March 2008@06:40:06.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 23 January 2013@08:42:22.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, cosmetics) on 21 March 2019@15:54:46.


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