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Headword: *tuxi/os
Adler number: tau,1238
Translated headword: Tykhios, Tychius
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
Greek Original:
*tuxi/os: o)/noma ku/rion.
A military craftsman (shield-maker) in Homer, Iliad 7.220-1. His name may be a "speaking name," derived from his craft.
For the argument that the root verb referred to the accurate strokes of craftsmen hammering or chiseling surfaces such as bronze, gold, stone and ivory (perhaps leather) in the arts known today as chasing, sphyrelaton, engraving and relief sculpture see tau 375, nu 211 (citing the scholia to Theocritus, Idylls 1.28), tau 1148.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 November 2002@04:03:38.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 7 November 2002@21:30:40.
Robert Dyer (Expanded note to x-ref tau 375, etc., added keywords) on 26 May 2003@12:52:48.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2014@08:50:27.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 29 April 2015@00:52:03.


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