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Headword: *(uph/nh
Adler number: upsilon,428
Translated headword: upper-lip hair, mustache
Vetting Status: high
[The term arises] from being below, or going [below]. But the [syllable] ph[2] [is] because of the eta, from the future h(/sw ["I will send"], from i(/hmi ["I send"].[1] Or [the word is formed] like ei)rh/nh ["peace"], galh/nh ["calm"].
Greek Original:
*(uph/nh: para\ to\ u(poka/tw ei)=nai, h)\ i)e/nai. to\ de\ ph dia\ tou= h, para\ to\n h(/sw me/llonta, a)po\ tou= i(/hmi. h)\ w(s ei)rh/nh, galh/nh.
For the headword, see also upsilon 427.
[1] cf. Philoxenus cited by Orion [Author, Myth] 155, whence Etymologicum Genuinum and Etymologicum Magnum.
[2] Bernhardy thought this should be hnh, but Lamer disagreed (correctly, according to Adler): see bibliography below.
Lamer, Berliner philologische Wochenschrift 51 (1931) 1006
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 14 May 2011@01:10:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 14 May 2011@08:33:04.
David Whitehead on 25 November 2013@06:21:17.


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