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Headword: *melittophxei=n
Adler number: mu,524
Translated headword: to bee-scare
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the [practice of] striking things to make a sound, in order that the bees do not swarm.
Greek Original:
*melittophxei=n: to\ krou/ontas yo/fon poiei=n, i(/na mh\ ai( me/lissai prospe/twntai.
This present infinitive (of a verb otherwise unattested) is transmitted in various spellings: compare the present entry with Hesychius mu736 (melittopolei=n) and esp. Photius mu242 Theodoridis, where the editor prints obelized melittopoixei=n and lists other readings and suggested emendations.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; women; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 June 2008@04:28:40.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 3 June 2008@20:05:01.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 4 June 2008@03:19:30.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@05:51:22.
David Whitehead on 4 September 2013@04:49:52.


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