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Headword: *te/mnein
Adler number: tau,299
Translated headword: to cut
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to persuade, to honor, to consider.[1]
*te/mnein and u(pote/mnein ["to cut underneath"] are different: for te/mnein is to make a vertical cut, but u(pote/mnein [is to make] an oblique [cut], so that [the result] appears thick. For the unevenness of the cut effects the appearance of thickness: this is what tanners do.[2]
Greek Original:
*te/mnein: pei/qein, tima=n, h(gei=sqai. *te/mnein kai\ u(pote/mnein diafe/rei: te/mnein me\n ga/r e)sti to\ o)rqh\n poiei=sqai th\n tomh/n, u(pote/mnein de\ to\ locw/dh, i(/na paxe/a fai/nhtai. to\ ga\r a)nw/malon th=s tomh=s paxu/thtos do/can e)rga/zetai: o(/per poiou=sin oi( bursode/yai.
[1] Likewise in the Synagoge (tau89) and Photius' Lexicon (tau145 Theodoridis); similarly in Hesychius (tau461) and a scholion on Plato, Epistles 8.353E, which has the sentence tou/twn dh\ xrh\ pa/sh| proqumi/a| pa/ntas tou\s *(/ellhnas te/mnein fa/rmakon "Against this [sc. the Greek language dying out in Sicily] all the Greeks must with all zeal cut a drug [i.e. provide a remedy]." See also tau 301.
[2] From a scholion on Aristophanes, Knights 291; cf. upsilon 609.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; imagery; medicine; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 December 2013@22:34:06.
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David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 9 December 2013@03:09:22.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 9 December 2013@10:13:26.
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