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Headword: *nh/eon u(/lhn
Adler number: nu,302
Translated headword: they were heaping wood
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they were piling wood.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] nhh/sas ["he heaping"], [meaning] he piling/loading.[2]
Greek Original:
*nh/eon u(/lhn: e)sw/reuon u(/lhn. kai\ nhh/sas, swreu/sas.
Likewise or similarly elsewhere: see the references at Photius nu179 Theodoridis.
[1] The headword includes an unaugmented third person plural, imperfect, of nhe/w (cf. nu 179, nu 340, nu 527). The phrase as whole comes from Homer, Iliad 23.139, where the headword phrase occurs (building a pyre for Patroclus: web address 1); cf. the scholia there.
[2] Aorist participle of the same verb (masculine nominative singular); extracted from Homer, Iliad 9.358 (where it is used of loading ships: web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 August 2009@00:45:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; tweaks) on 23 August 2009@04:43:10.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 June 2013@08:08:44.
Catharine Roth (tweaked links) on 8 June 2013@23:52:06.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 3 November 2020@22:28:37.


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