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Headword: *)/enteron
Adler number: epsilon,1461
Translated headword: intestine
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] different, and not similar.[1] Or [so called] on account of flowing within.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/enteron: e(/teron, kai\ ou)x o(/moion. h)\ para\ to\ e)nto\s r(ei=n.
The closest parallel to this entry (containing both of the etymologies offered here) is in an anonymous Etymologicum published in Anecdota Graeca (Cramer) 2.436.20.
[1] An absurd etymology based on the similarity between the words 'intestine' (e)/nteron) and 'different' (e(/teron). The same etymology is also offered in entries on e)/gkata ('innards') in Etymologicum Magnum 310.9 and Etymologicum Gudianum 394.19.
[2] Another etymology, as if e)/nteron were a combination of words for 'within' (e)nto/s) and 'flow' (r(ei=n). Also found in Etymologicum Magnum 344.32. Cf. the similar etymology in Etymologicum Gudianum 480.13, where the word is derived from 'fitting' (a)rhre/nai) within.
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Translated by: William Hutton on 28 May 2007@09:05:37.
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