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Headword: *)apo/trwkton
Adler number: alpha,3618
Translated headword: apocope
Vetting Status: high
[Like in the case of] a)/lfiton ["barley-groats"]. This, they say, apocope, Epicharmus was the first to discover.
Greek Original:
*)apo/trwkton: a)/lfiton: tou=to de/ fasi to\ a)po/trwkton prw=ton eu(rei=n *)epi/xarmon.
The term apocope refers to the end of a word being "bitten" or "clipped off". The example of a)/lfi for a)/lfiton appears already at alpha 1451. For Epicharmus see generally epsilon 2766.
Keywords: biography; chronology; comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 June 2001@13:09:12.
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