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Headword: *)/astu
Adler number: alpha,4258
Translated headword: town
Vetting Status: high
[a)/stu, genitive] a)/steos.[1]
But no longer [is this] analogous to h(/misu ["half"], [genitive] h(mi/seos, but [there is] also h(mi/sews.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/astu, a)/steos. ou)ke/ti de\ a)na/logon h(/misu h(mi/seos, a)lla\ kai\ h(mi/sews.
[1] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[2] The point at issue here is whether such nouns decline with omicron or omega, or both, in the genitive. "Half" does both: see LSJ s.v. (web address 1), pointing out that the omega form is largely late (though eta 352 has only the omicron form). "Town", however, always did have both forms, in different dialects.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keyword: dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 March 2002@18:59:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 17 March 2002@07:36:37.
Catharine Roth (cometics, link) on 17 March 2002@11:57:33.
David Whitehead on 17 March 2002@11:59:59.
David Whitehead (removed a keyword; betacode and other cosmetics) on 26 April 2012@04:26:07.
David Whitehead on 2 September 2015@04:10:00.


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