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Headword: *ptwxo/s
Adler number: pi,3054
Translated headword: pauper
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who has fallen [e)kpeptwkw/s] out of having [e)/xein].[1]
A beggar. [The term comes] from the [verb] ptw/ssein ["to cower/cringe"], which is to be humbled/deprived.[2]
Greek Original:
*ptwxo/s: o( e)kpeptwkw\s tou= e)/xein. e)pai/ths. para\ to\ ptw/ssein, o(/ e)sti tapeinou=sqai.
[1] (Lacking, Adler reports, in mss AFV but added in the margin of A.) Same etymology in Orion [Author, Myth] and the Etymologicum Magnum.
[2] A different etymology. Same or similar glosses in other lexica, and in a scholion on Homer, Odyssey 17.220, where the headword occurs in the accusative (web address 1). For ptw/ssein see already under pi 3049 (and cf. pi 3050).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 August 2010@01:21:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaks) on 23 August 2010@03:06:08.
David Whitehead on 30 November 2011@05:56:55.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@06:01:02.
Catharine Roth (betacode typo (mine)) on 16 June 2014@01:57:07.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 18 December 2021@22:34:17.


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