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Headword: *diaya=n
Adler number: delta,847
Translated headword: to scratch through
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to dig through, to scoop out. "[...] to order everybody to scratch through the sand and to make good-sized hollows".[1]
Greek Original:
*diaya=n: dioru/ttein, diaskaleu/ein. keleu=sai pa/ntas diaya=n th\n a)/mmon kai\ poiei=n boqu/nous eu)mege/qeis.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras. The headword (otherwise unattested) is the present active infinitive of the verb diaspa/w, drawn from the quotation which follows the glossing.
LSJ s.v. surveys its range of meanings and applications, including in medical literature, where it means “to cleanse” (nostrils or ears) and also, very frequently, “to apply a liniment by massage” (e.g Galen, De compositione medicamentum secundum locos 12.958, 12.984; Dioscorides Pedanius, Euporista vel De simplicibus medicinis 1.208, etc.).
[1] Quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; medicine; science and technology
Translated by: Stefano Sanfilippo on 1 May 2005@04:17:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and notes; added more keywords) on 1 May 2005@05:51:47.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 3 July 2012@07:52:11.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 6 March 2015@00:59:58.


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