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Headword: *dusermi/as
Adler number: delta,1621
Translated headword: of ill-luck
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of a bad misfortune;[1] for good fortune is called eu)ermi/a.[2]
Greek Original:
*dusermi/as: kakh=s a)potuxi/as: eu)ermi/an ga\r th\n e)pituxi/an kalou=si.
cf. delta 1622 for the related adjective. The abstract noun, here, is attested only in lexicography.
[1] = Photius, Lexicon delta812; The headword, in the genitive case (as is the gloss), must be quoted from somewhere but is not independently attested. Cf. Hesychius delta2564: dusermi/a: kakh\ suntuxi/a "a bad occurrence".
[2] See Etymologicum Magnum 291.49: *dusermi/a: h( dustuxi/a, h( kakh\ e)pituxi/a. eu)ermi/an ga\r th\n e)pituxi/an kalou=sin, apo\ tou= to\n *)ermh=n ei)s polla\ parakalei=sqai biwfelh= ("ill-luck: bad fortune; for good fortune is called eu)ermi/a, because Hermes is invoked for many useful things"); cf. epsilon 3442.
Keywords: aetiology; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion
Translated by: Stefano Sanfilippo on 4 March 2005@18:25:51.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, cross-reference, status) on 5 March 2005@13:19:48.
David Whitehead (tweaked headword. translation, notes; added more keywords) on 6 March 2005@05:20:19.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 19 July 2012@09:46:40.
William Hutton (augmented and rearranged notes, tweaked translations) on 27 August 2013@17:48:48.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 6 March 2015@18:47:50.
David Whitehead (typo) on 7 March 2015@03:59:01.
David Whitehead on 16 November 2015@09:06:11.


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