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Headword: Κύρημα
Adler number: kappa,2756
Translated headword: stroke of luck, windfall
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] hit,[1], lucky find,[2] gift of Hermes.[3]
Greek Original:
Κύρημα: ἐπίτευγμα, συγκύρημα, ἕρμαιον.
Notes:
Same or similar entry elsewhere; see the references at Photius, Lexicon kappa1243 Theodoridis. This neuter noun is derived from the verb κυρέω (kappa 2747), a synonym of τυγχάνω (tau 1147), and is more common in the form κύρμα (sigma 2772). The gloss contains three synonyms for the exciting blessings, accidental gains or discoveries of daily life.
[1] A derivative from ἐπιτυγχάνω . 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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