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Headword: *pe/ktein
Adler number: pi,920
Translated headword: to fleece
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to shear, to shave livestock. Aristophanes [writes]: "when it is the season to fleece the springtime fleece of sheep."[1]
Greek Original:
*pe/ktein: poka/zein, kei/rein ta\ qre/mmata. *)aristofa/nhs: h(ni/ka pe/ktein w(/ra proba/twn po/kon h)rino/n.
cf. Hesychius pi1274; Photius pi534 Theodoridis.
The headword, apparently present active infinitive of pekte/w, would normally be accented pektei=n (as it is in the text of Aristophanes: see n. 1) rather than pe/ktein as here.
[1] Aristophanes, Birds 714 (web address 1), with scholion.
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Keywords: chronology; clothing; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; imagery; poetry; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 16 September 2011@18:45:17.
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Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 16 September 2011@21:59:41.
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