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Headword: *du=nai
Adler number: delta,1578
Translated headword: to sink
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to go down. Or to go away into the west.
Greek Original:
*du=nai: katelqei=n. h)\ ei)s du/sin a)pelqei=n.
English translation conceals what is in effect an etymological gloss: 'the west' is where the sun and stars set.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica, and cf. also the scholia on Homer, Odyssey 13.30 and Iliad 3.322, in both of which verses the headword -- an aorist infinitive; cf. omega 268 -- occurs (see web addresses 1 & 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 December 2003@01:01:34.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (status) on 13 April 2004@12:48:43.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 14 April 2004@03:50:39.
David Whitehead on 19 July 2012@04:25:28.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 21 July 2012@22:52:07.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 16 November 2015@05:09:16.


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