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Headword: Λίκνον
Adler number: lambda,535
Translated headword: winnowing-fan
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a sieve, or winnowing-shovel.
But some write it with a diphthong.[1]
"Having overturned the winnowing-fan lying on her knees, she ran off."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the related adjective] λικνοειδής ["winnowing-fan-like"], [meaning] a filthy person.[3]
Greek Original:
Λίκνον: κόσκινον, ἤτοι πτύον. οἱ δὲ διὰ διφθόγγου γράφουσιν. ἡ δὲ ἀναστρέψασα τὸ λίκνον ἐπὶ τῶν γονάτων κείμενον ἔθει. καὶ Λικνοειδής, ὁ ῥυπαρός.
See also lambda 531, lambda 532, lambda 533, lambda 534, lambda 536.
[1] That is, λεῖκνον . See lambda 361, and Choeroboscus, De orthographia p. 236 line 28; Etymologicum Magnum 562.44.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable. (Adler tentatively ascribed it to Aelian.)
[3] This figurative sense (of what is anyway an extremely rare word) is attested only in lexicography.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; women
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 3 June 2009@22:24:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified tr; augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 June 2009@04:41:27.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 4 June 2009@15:43:30.
David Whitehead on 19 April 2013@04:57:56.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 24 April 2016@00:38:14.


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