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Headword: *ku/rhma
Adler number: kappa,2756
Translated headword: stroke of luck, windfall
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] hit,[1], lucky find,[2] gift of Hermes.[3]
Greek Original:
*ku/rhma: e)pi/teugma, sugku/rhma, e(/rmaion.
Same or similar entry elsewhere; see the references at Photius, Lexicon kappa1243 Theodoridis. This neuter noun is derived from the verb kure/w (kappa 2747), a synonym of tugxa/nw (tau 1147), and is more common in the form ku/rma (sigma 2772). The gloss contains three synonyms for the exciting blessings, accidental gains or discoveries of daily life.
[1] A derivative from e)pitugxa/nw. See epsilon 2673 (cf. epsilon 2736, epsilon 2674, epsilon 2738), Homer, Iliad 5.488. Other possible translations: success, 'a coup', blessing.
[2] A compound of the headword, but assigned different meanings at sigma 1306.
[3] See epsilon 3030, epsilon 3031, epsilon 3442, for this adjective for a gift of the gods, specifically of Hermes.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 20 April 2003@09:32:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 20 April 2003@10:32:57.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 25 March 2013@08:02:00.
David Whitehead (codings) on 2 May 2016@13:14:34.


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