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Headword: *tanumh/kees
Adler number: tau,84
Translated headword: long-stretched, tall
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning ones] which have an unlimited length.[1] In the Epigrams: "[...] and these long-stretched willows [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
*tanumh/kees: ai( mh=kos a)/peiron e)/xousai. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: kai\ ai( tanumh/kees au(=tai i)te/ai.
The headword -- probably, given the glossing, extracted from the quotation supplied (see n. 2 below) -- is an epic/ Ionic two-ending adjective in the (masculine and) feminine nominative plural; see generally LSJ s.v. tanumh/khs.
For compounds with tanu-, see also tau 83, tau 85, tau 86, tau 87, and tau 89.
[1] A less literal, but perhaps more veridical, translation of a)/peiron would be indefinite or even great; cf. alpha 3035 (gloss) and alpha 3225 (gloss).
[2] Greek Anthology 6.170.1-2 (web address 1), a dedication (attributed to Thyillos [Thyillus]) to Pan of a spring, its surrounding trees, and some shepherds' water cups; cf. kappa 2735.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; imagery; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 25 December 2012@00:09:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 25 December 2012@01:18:59.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 28 December 2012@04:33:17.
David Whitehead on 6 January 2014@09:46:40.


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