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Headword: *nei=los
Adler number: nu,289
Translated headword: Neilos, Nile
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the river [of that name].[1]
And in the neuter [is attested the term] *neilome/trion ["Nile-gauge"], [meaning] the measure of the Nile.[2]
Also [attested is] *neilw/|ois ["Nilotic"].[3]
Also [attested is] *nei=los [Nilos, Nilus], a proper name.[4]
For they say *ne/i+los from ne/ein ["swimming"] (that is, flowing) i)lu/n ["mud"], so that [the name] is *ne/i+los, [contracted to] *nei=los.[5]
See about the Nile under Brahmans.[6]
Greek Original:
*nei=los: o( potamo/s. kai\ ou)dete/rws *neilome/trion, to\ tou= *nei/lou me/tron. kai\ *neilw/|ois. kai\ *nei=los, o)/noma ku/rion. *ne/i+los ga/r fasi para\ to\ ne/ein, h)/goun r(e/ein, i)lu/n, i(/na h)=| *ne/i+los, *nei=los. zh/tei peri\ tou= *nei/lou e)n tw=| *braxma=nes.
This entry combines material paralleled in other lexica.
[1] See also epsilon 3309.
[2] i.e. an instrument for measuring it. See e.g. Strabo 17.1.48.
[3] Dative plural, masculine or neuter; probably the latter, if the noun implicit is 'waters'. In any event, quoted from somewhere.
[4] For example, Nilus the elder of Sinai (died c.430).
[5] cf. nu 306.
[6] beta 524.
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Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 August 2006@20:32:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmeticules) on 23 August 2006@04:41:43.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 7 June 2013@07:04:12.


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