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Headword: Σκίφος
Adler number: sigma,632
Translated headword: sweord
Vetting Status: high
That which is called among us. σκνιπός ['stingy' or 'dim-sighted'] or the ξίφος ['sword'].
Greek Original:
Σκίφος: ὁ παρ' ἡμῖν λεγόμενος. σκνιπός ἢ τὸ ξίφος.
A very confused entry. Adler reports that mss AF (and, essentially, V) have only Σκίφος: τὸ ξίφος , which makes sense in that the headword is attested in lexica and grammars (but not in literature) as a variant (in Aeolic dialect, according to some ancient commentators, e.g. ps.-Theodosius, On grammar 37, hence LSJ) of the commonplace neuter noun ξίφος ('sword'), xi 76. This would make the entry similar to ones in Hesychius (sigma1036), Etymologicum Magnum (718.12), etc. The remainder, which (ignoring the nonsensical punctuation) would read "that which is called among us σκνιπός ," would make sense as the gloss for a hypothetical headword σκνιφός or σκιπός , both of which are attested as variants for that adjective (e.g. Hesychius sigma1021). Possibly the similarity of σκνιφός to the present headword led to the melding of two entries, but other confusions are possible as well. See also the similar words at sigma 631 (σκίφη ) and sigma 633 (σκίψ ['flea']), recording a more common variant σκνίψ which has as its normal genitive singular the σκνιπός found in the present entry.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 25 February 2014@11:31:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (typo) on 25 February 2014@15:54:03.
William Hutton (typo) on 25 February 2014@20:50:49.
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics; raised status) on 26 February 2014@02:58:45.


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