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Headword: *)econuxi/zein
Adler number: epsilon,1802
Translated headword: to draw the fingernail over
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to examine with the fingernails.
"We consider it a [public] harm not to be accurate about and draw the fingernail over each [man/thing]."[1]
Or the [verb that means] to speak with accuracy.
Greek Original:
*)econuxi/zein: e)ceta/zein toi=s o)/nuci. bla/bhn nomi/zomen to\ mh\ peri\ e(ka/stou a)kribou=n kai\ e)conuxi/zein. h)\ to\ a)kribologei=sqai.
Phrynichus, Praeparatio sophistica fr.310, cf. Ecloga 253; cf. epsilon 1844, epsilon 3885, omicron 411.
[1] Artemidorus 1.16.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 10 July 2007@22:06:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 11 July 2007@03:56:58.
David Whitehead on 19 September 2012@05:01:16.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 17 January 2016@08:16:39.


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