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Headword: *moixo/s
Adler number: mu,1359
Translated headword: adulterer, seducer
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a fornicator.[1]
From mh/ ["not"] and oi)/xomai ["I leave, go"]. The man keeping an eye on his wife does not leave [mh\ oi)/xetai], where [sc. her lover] might come in.[2]
But muxo/s ["nook"] [is] a dark place, from nu/c ["night"], [genitive] nukto/s, and with a change [of letter] muxo/s.[3]
Greek Original:
*moixo/s: o( po/rnos. e)k tou= mh\ kai\ tou= oi)/xomai. o( e)pithrw=n mh\ oi)/xetai o( a)nh\r th=s gunaiko/s, i(/na ei)se/lqh|. *muxo\s de\ o( skoteino\s to/pos, para\ to\ nu/c, nukto/s, kai\ troph=| muxo/s.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
[2] An utterly fanciful etymology for this word.
[3] For moichos and muchos see under epsilon 880 and mu 1360; the words were pronounced alike in Byzantine (as also in modern) Greek.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 December 2000@18:10:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 17 June 2002@10:19:57.
David Whitehead (added notes, another keyword, and some betacoding) on 10 November 2004@10:24:09.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, including more betacode) on 10 November 2004@11:28:20.
Catharine Roth (augmented note 2) on 10 November 2004@11:31:16.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 10 November 2004@16:47:41.
David Whitehead on 28 May 2013@06:42:43.


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