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Headword: *nefroi\
Adler number: nu,280
Translated headword: kidneys
Vetting Status: high
[Kidneys] of the body: [the organs] into which the urine [ou)=ron] flows [nei/fetai].
Greek Original:
*nefroi\ sw/matos: ei)s ou(\s nei/fetai to\ ou)=ron.
cf. scholion on Homer, Iliad 21.204, where the phrase dhmo\n ... e)pinefri/dion ('fat surrounding the kidneys'; cf. epsilon 2486) occurs.
For kidneys see also nu 279. On nei/fw "snow" as used of flowing liquid (rain) see nu 273.
This entry is a marginal addition in ms M.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; medicine
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 September 2009@20:12:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 18 September 2009@03:15:55.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 18 September 2009@05:06:26.
David Whitehead on 7 June 2013@06:32:52.
Catharine Roth (expanded note with cross-reference) on 30 October 2020@22:39:14.
Catharine Roth on 30 October 2020@22:41:35.


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