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Headword: *)egkw/mion
Adler number: epsilon,116
Translated headword: in the village
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] in the town.[1] For a village [kw/mh] [is] the town's constituent-parts.[2]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] e)gkwmia/zw se ["I praise you"]: [i.e. used] with an accusative.[3]
Greek Original:
*)egkw/mion: e)/ndhmon. kw/mh ga\r ta\ tou= dh/mou susth/mata. kai\ *)egkwmia/zw se: ai)tiatikh=|.
[1] Headword and gloss alike are single-word adjectives (hard to render into English except by these phrases), here in the masculine accusative singular or neuter nominative/accusative singular; neuter nominative if it quoted from Hesiod (cf. next note). LSJ s.v. explains that one strand of this adjective derives from kw/mh "village", another -- generating the substantive e)gkw/mion -- from a celebratory kw=mos (kappa 2265, kappa 2266).
[2] The entry so far -- also in Hesychius (epsilon282) and other lexica -- reproduces material in two sets of scholia: to Hesiod, Works and Days 344, where the headword is a variant reading for e)gxw/rion (see LSJ); and to Lucian, How to Write History 14, where the headword occurs in the "praise" sense. cf. generally kappa 2258, kappa 2259, kappa 2260, kappa 2261.
[3] cf. epsilon 117.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 April 2005@00:40:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; added a keyword) on 21 April 2005@03:32:21.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 29 July 2011@05:58:48.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; another keyword; tweaking) on 25 July 2012@06:44:54.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; cosmetics) on 4 December 2015@05:51:11.


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