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Headword: *mau=ron
Adler number: mu,295
Translated headword: dim
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] something faint, and weak.
Greek Original:
*mau=ron: to\ a)mauro/n, kai\ a)sqene/s.
Same entry in Photius (mu148 Theodoridis), and very similar already in Hesychius (mu419).
This variant (here in the neuter singular) of a)mauro/s is also recorded in Herodian, De Prosodia Catholica p. 193 and Philoxenus fr. 433 Theodoridis (though it may well be a fictional form). See LSJ s.v. mauro/s. Chantraine (s.v. a)mauro/s) says "probablement formation inverse de mauro/omai et mauro/w ... qui doit être issu de a)mauro/w par chute de l'initiale." See also alpha 1511, mu 297, sigma 1751.
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire ├ętymologique de la langue grecque ed. 2, 2009
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 26 April 2009@05:34:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, set status) on 26 April 2009@17:43:46.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 26 April 2009@21:34:53.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 27 April 2009@09:06:12.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 22 May 2009@01:02:34.
David Whitehead (expanded note; tweaking) on 9 May 2013@05:13:53.


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