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Headword: *dendrua/zein
Adler number: delta,221
Translated headword: to go into a tree, to hide
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Properly [this means] to secrete oneself in an oak. From the ancients, who used oaks as shelter before houses were invented. Also [sc. it can mean] to go under water and to hide oneself.
Greek Original:
*dendrua/zein: ei)s dru=s katadu/esqai kuri/ws. a)po\ tw=n palaiw=n, tai=s drusi\ ske/ph| xrwme/nwn pri\n ta\s oi)kh/seis eu(reqh=nai. kai\ to\ kaq' u(/datos du/esqai kai\ a)pokru/ptein e(auto/n.
Note:
This verb is attested only in lexica and grammars, where these and other explanations of it are proffered.
Keywords: aetiology; botany; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 December 2003@14:41:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 18 December 2003@03:46:34.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 18 June 2012@08:18:48.
David Whitehead on 10 October 2015@06:29:52.

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