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Headword: *nh=ssa
Adler number: nu,338
Translated headword: duck
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the bird [of that name]. And they say nh=tta in Attic.[1]
[Formed] out of the [verb] nw=, nh/sw, [meaning] "I dive/swim."[2]
Greek Original:
*nh=ssa: to\ o)/rneon. kai\ *nh=tta le/getai *)attikw=s. e)k tou= nw=, nh/sw, to\ kolumbw=.
[1] cf. alphaiota 219; also Boeotian na=ssa in Aristophanes, Acharnians 875. Cognate with Latin anas, anatis.
[2] This etymology is a marginal addition in ms M; cf. nu 226.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 January 2003@00:50:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 19 January 2003@05:24:27.
David Whitehead on 9 June 2013@05:54:26.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 16 June 2013@17:17:16.


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