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Headword: *)apospa/das
Adler number: alpha,3538
Translated headword: slips
Vetting Status: high
[Slips] and eunuchs: slips are things which have been torn off,[1] whereas eunuchs are men who have been castrated.[2]
Greek Original:
*)apospa/das kai\ *)apospa/dontas: a)pospa/das me\n tou\s a)pospasqe/ntas, a)pospa/dontas de\ tou\s e)kkope/ntas.
This entry differentiates between two accusative plurals which are more similar in the Greek than they can be made to sound in translation: a)pospa/das and a)pospa/dontas.
[1] Used especially for slips that have been cut off for grafting. See web address 1 below for the LSJ entry.
[2] Unattested outside lexicography.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; medicine
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 June 2001@19:46:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 4 June 2001@07:09:56.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; another note; more keywords) on 5 April 2012@07:00:38.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 30 September 2015@01:41:07.


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