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Headword: *)/enatos
Adler number: epsilon,1135
Translated headword: ninth
Vetting Status: high
[e)/natos] and [feminine] e)na/th[1] [are spelled] with one nu. But e)nne/a ["nine"] [is spelled] with double nu.
Greek Original:
*)/enatos kai\ e)na/th. di' e(no\s n. *)enne/a de\ dia\ du/o nn.
cf. already epsilon 1134.
See again epsilon 1206; and cf. Choeroboscus, Epimerismoi in Psalmos 110.12; Etymologicum Magnum 343.14. Chantraine says the double consonant in e)nne/a is un problème sans solution; the root was *newn-, cf. Latin novem.
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque, ed. 2, s.v. e)nne/a (p. 333)
Keyword: dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Antonella Ippolito on 31 August 2005@18:43:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; cosmetics) on 1 September 2005@07:40:10.
David Whitehead on 22 August 2012@05:15:43.
Catharine Roth (expanded abbreviation) on 18 November 2014@22:53:30.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, added bibliography) on 12 January 2016@20:05:13.


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