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Headword: *sfhkw=ntes
Adler number: sigma,1735
Translated headword: making like a wasp; pinching in, binding
Vetting Status: high
[no gloss]
Greek Original:
As transmitted (and unparalleled elsewhere), the present active participle of the verb sfhko/w, masculine nominative plural, quoted from somewhere -- unless Bernhardy was right to emend the headword to sfhkw=nes "wasps' nests" (but that too is v.poorly attested).
cf. kappa 1349 (and, more generally, the modern concept of being 'wasp-waisted'). For wasps see also e.g. sigma 1732, sigma 1733, sigma 1741.
Keywords: clothing; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 November 2008@21:23:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 5 November 2008@03:28:52.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 23 August 2011@07:44:23.


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