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Headword: *tou)laio/n
Adler number: tau,820
Translated headword: the left
Vetting Status: high
The better [side].[1]
Greek Original:
*tou)laio/n: to\ a)ristero/n.
The headword is an erroneous spelling with crasis for to\ laio/n; cf. lambda 174, lambda 193. It was probably influenced by the immediately-preceding tou)/laion, tau 819 (with different accentuation).
[1] 'Better' in this context is a well-recognised euphemism; in reality the left side was thought to be worse (cf. 'sinister'); see alpha 3901, etc.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 August 2010@23:24:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; tweaks) on 15 August 2010@05:48:56.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2014@08:40:10.


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