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Headword: *mai/+stwros
Adler number: mu,48
Translated headword: master's, of a master
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] teacher's.
Greek Original:
*mai/+stwros: tou= didaska/lou.
Genitive singulars, the headword one presumably quoted from somewhere.
Latin magister appears in Greek in various forms: most often ma/gistros (alpha 2107 et al.), magi/ster (mu 16), magie/ster (mu 8), magi/stwr, and (as here) mai+/stwr. The loss of gamma before iota could reflect a sound change either in late Latin (cf. Italian maestro, French maƮtre) or in Greek.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 May 2008@11:21:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (small expansion of note) on 8 May 2008@03:33:33.
Catharine Roth (corrected my betacode) on 8 May 2008@16:44:12.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 28 April 2013@08:32:35.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 28 April 2013@14:30:03.


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