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Headword: *nefe/lai
Adler number: nu,273
Translated headword: clouds
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the smoky vapor rising out of the earth.[1]
Also a kind of hunting-net.[2]
*nefe/lh is derived from the [verb] nei/fein ["to snow"], that is, to rain,[3] and [from] the [verb] e(/lkein ["to draw"]. That which attracts rain.
Greek Original:
*nefe/lai: h( kapnw/dhs e)k gh=s a)naqumi/asis. kai\ ei)=dos diktu/ou qhreutikou=. e)tumologei=tai nefe/lh para\ to\ nei/fein, o(/ e)sti bre/xein, kai\ to\ e(/lkein. h( broxh\n e)felkome/nh.
The noun nefe/lh has parallels in western Indoeuropean languages: Latin nebula, Welsh niwl, Old Norse njöl, Old High German nebul, Anglo-Saxon nifol (Chantraine s.v.). The related noun ne/fos (nu 278) finds its correspondences in eastern Indoeuropean.
[1] Based on Alexander of Aphrodisias, Commentaries on Aristotle's Topica 466.28 Wallies; the Suda adds the adjective.
[2] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 194, where the accusative of the headword occurs.
[3] This meaning for nei/fein, which is usually applied only to frozen precipitation, is attested in late Greek; see LSJ s.v. nei/fw (web address 1) and nu 294.
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque, ed. 2, Paris 2009
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; philosophy; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 September 2009@22:21:17.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (augmented notes, added link and keywords, raised status) on 7 September 2009@18:32:55.
William Hutton (typo) on 7 September 2009@21:16:10.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 7 September 2009@21:48:42.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 8 September 2009@18:22:02.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; tweaks) on 13 September 2009@05:05:10.
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