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Headword: *pe/skos
Adler number: pi,1382
Translated headword: flys, rind, skin
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] hide, fleece.[1] Also [sc. attested is] pekth=res ["shearers"], [meaning] those who pluck the hide.[2]
Greek Original:
*pe/skos: de/rma, kw/|dion. kai\ *pekth=res, oi( to\ de/rma ti/llontes.
[1] This rare neuter noun, a variant of pekos, occurs in Nicander, Theriaca 549; cf. the scholia there; also Hesychius s.v. pe/skon (sic), Orion [Author, Myth] 129.8-9, Etymologicum Magnum 665.50-55. Apollonius Dyscolus says it comes from ske/pw with a transposition (De constructione; cf. pi 919.
[2] Already at pi 921.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 February 2012@01:07:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword; cosmetics) on 22 February 2012@03:29:27.
David Whitehead on 30 September 2013@07:33:39.
David Whitehead (expansion/coding) on 23 May 2016@04:23:43.


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