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Headword: *delfu/s
Adler number: delta,211
Translated headword: womb
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] uterus. Whence [sc. comes the word] adelphos ["brother"].
[Meaning] he [who comes] out of the same womb.
Greek Original:
*delfu/s: mh/tra. e)/nqen a)delfo/s. o( e)k th=s au)th=s mh/tras.
Similar material in Hesychius and other lexica. The prefix a- in adelphos comes from *sm- meaning "with, together."
cf. mu 1002, nu 301.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; medicine; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 May 2002@00:30:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 8 May 2002@04:15:42.
David Whitehead (x-refs; cosmetics) on 16 January 2009@03:01:43.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 18 June 2012@07:35:32.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 18 June 2012@12:33:05.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 9 October 2015@10:19:53.


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