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Headword: *)/ofis
Adler number: omicron,1007
Translated headword: serpent
Vetting Status: high
From the [noun] i)o/s ["venom"], in a transposition [becoming] o)/i+s ["sheep"]; and with addition of phi, o)/fis.[1]
See under 'argolai'.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/ofis: a)po\ tou= i)o/s, o)/i+s e)n u(perqe/sei: kai\ pleonasmw=| tou= f o)/fis. zh/tei e)n tw=| *)argo/lai.
[1] This fanciful etymology appears also in Etymologicum Magnum 644.7.
[2] alpha 3781.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 May 2010@01:31:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 30 May 2010@04:50:23.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2013@07:03:55.


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