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Headword: *)akh/
Adler number: alpha,857
Translated headword: point
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] point of iron.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] a)kh/n, [meaning] peace/silence.[2]
Greek Original:
*)akh/: a)kmh\ sidh/rou. kai\ *)akh\n, h(suxi/an.
Same entry in Photius and elsewhere.
[1] The primitive root *ak- means point, and is found with extensions -r-, -m-, -n-. It may in Greek specifically refer to the fire-tempered point of a weapon, esp. in its compound form -hkhs.
[2] This quite different word (a)kh/ B in LSJ) is found only in the accusative, as here. It is interpreted by the Homeric scholia as referring to the silence of courage brought on by adversity (see on Iliad 9.29, 10.218). It is often, as apparently here, related etymologically to a)ke/wn (alpha 831); cf. alpha 867.
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire ├ętymologique de la langue grecque ed. 2 (2009), 41-43, 45
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 4 March 2000@13:27:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 30 May 2002@03:20:53.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 30 May 2002@06:57:44.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, updated reference) on 24 August 2011@22:54:51.
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword; tweaks) on 24 January 2012@06:02:20.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 9 May 2015@01:02:44.
David Whitehead on 11 May 2015@03:02:46.


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