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Headword: *ka/rrwn
Adler number: kappa,409
Translated headword: greater, stronger, better
Vetting Status: high
Doric for krei/ttwn.[1] Also [sc. attested is] karro/qen, [meaning] from what is better.
For Damaskios says about Isidore: "I supposed that he had cried out as he came to birth, 'I came hither from [somewhere] better'."[2]
Greek Original:
*ka/rrwn: *dwristi\ o( krei/ttwn. kai\ *karro/qen, a)po\ tou= krei/ttonos. *dama/skios ga\r le/gei peri\ *)isidw/rou: w)/|mhn au)to\n kekrage/nai kataba/nta ei)s ge/nesin, e)gw\ de\ karro/qen e)nqa/de a)fiko/mhn.
cf. already kappa 405.
[1] Used by Doric-dialect poets, see LSJ s.v.
[2] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.5 Zintzen (8 Asmus, 5C Athanassiadi). The form is not elsewhere attested.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 November 2005@00:53:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword; cosmetics) on 28 November 2005@03:29:43.
David Whitehead on 28 January 2013@05:30:03.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 13 April 2019@14:51:14.


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