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Headword: Νέποδες
Adler number: nu,250
Translated headword: footless
Vetting Status: high
[A term for] fishes. [sc. The word is formed] from the privative [prefix] ne- and ποῦς ["foot"]; for they are footless.[1]
In the Epigrams: "... winged [creatures] and the profits of wilder and footless [creatures]."[2]
Greek Original:
Νέποδες: οἱ ἰχθύες. παρὰ τὸ νε στερητικὸν καὶ τὸ ποῦς: ἄποδες γάρ εἰσιν. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: πτηνὰ καὶ ἀγροτέρων κέρδεα καὶ νεπόδων.
[1] cf. Orus cited in Etymologicum Magnum 601.29; also a scholion on Homer, Odyssey 4.404 (where the headword is applied to seals: web address 1), Apion cited in Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon 115.31, ps.-Herodian 90. See also nu 251.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.11.6.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; imagery; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 August 2009@22:30:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 24 August 2009@03:06:47.
David Whitehead on 7 June 2013@05:03:29.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 16 June 2013@23:09:37.
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