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Headword: *pe/lekus
Adler number: pi,938
Translated headword: axe
Vetting Status: high
[Genitive] pele/kews:[1] the carpenter's tool. "And this behandled, weighty chairman of craft, the axe."[2]
But [sc. some write the genitive as] pele/kuos.[3]
Greek Original:
*pe/lekus, pele/kews: to\ tektoniko\n e)rgalei=on. kai\ e)stelewme/nos ou(=tos e)mbriqh\s te/xnas o( pru/tanis pe/lekus. pele/kuos de/.
[1] This grammatical point, and the addendum to it below, are marginal additions in ms. V.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.205.5-6 (Leonidas of Tarentum).
[3] This alternative form for the genitive is attested only in late Greek, and mostly in discussions of what the genitive ought to be in contrast to the commonly attested Attic form cited earlier in the entry; cf. Herodian, On the Declension of Nouns 3.2.641.
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Translated by: William Hutton on 18 September 2011@11:07:46.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 18 September 2011@16:49:22.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 19 September 2011@03:52:10.
David Whitehead on 19 September 2013@05:33:54.


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