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Headword: *purw=n
Adler number: pi,3240
Translated headword: putting on the fire, burning, grilling
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning one who is] setting fire, or burning.
Greek Original:
*purw=n: fle/gwn, h)\ kai/wn.
Notes:
The Suda here follows, but corrects, Photius pi1580 Theodoridis (who in turn follows Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon), where the headword is transmitted as purw/nwn.
The headword, as thus corrected, is the present participle (masculine nominative singular) of puro/w, from the root for 'fire' (cf. Chantraine, Dictionnaire ├ętymologique s.v. pu=r, p. 922), either for placing something on the fire to cook or for placing something in a fire. It has evidently been extracted from somewhere; the possibilities are numerous. (There are none, as it happens, in Plato)
Reference:
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire ├ętymologique de la langue grecque ed. 2. Paris 2009.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 28 January 2003@09:18:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 28 January 2003@10:03:22.
David Whitehead (expanded notes) on 1 December 2011@09:45:58.
David Whitehead (further expansion of note) on 24 October 2013@06:30:17.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 December 2014@21:09:12.
Catharine Roth (updated a reference) on 4 January 2015@21:00:48.

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