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Headword: *sfakelismo/s
Adler number: sigma,1710
Translated headword: rot, spasm, epilepsy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] seizure.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] sfa/kelos ["spasm"], the dart that slays.[2]
Greek Original:
*sfakelismo/s: paraplhci/a. kai\ *sfa/kelos, to\ be/los to\ sfa/zon.
The primary headword is a masculine noun in the nominative singular, derived from the verb at sigma 1709. For the LSJ entry see web address 1.
[1] Same glossing in Hesychius sigma2837, Synagoge sigma399, Photius sigma857 Theodoridis; see also scholia to (?)Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 879 and 1045, and (post-Suda) Etymologicum Magnum 737.49.
[2] This secondary lemma is another masculine noun (also in the nominative singular), related to the headword. An etymological relationship is implied between the noun and the participle sfa/zon ('slaying'). Cf. the delightful story about the proverb "even spasms get you a tax-exemption" in kappa 1206 and the following entry, sigma 1711.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; tragedy
Translated by: David Armstrong on 2 July 2014@17:37:32.
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