Suda On Line menu Search

Search results for kappa,1315 in Adler number:
Greek display:    

Headword: *kenembatei=n
Adler number: kappa,1315
Translated headword: to step on a hole, to lack a solid foundation
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to step on emptiness, to venture emptily.
Greek Original:
*kenembatei=n: ei)s kena\ bai/nein, kena\ e)pixeirei=n.
Same or similar entry in other lexica; see the references at Photius kappa562 Theodoridis. The present headword reappears as a gloss in sigma 547 (q.v.).
The word is used literally by Plutarch (Flamininus 10), and figuratively by Lucian (Gallus 26). Its most frequent meaning was medical ("reach a cavity, e.g. with a lancet"), but that is not glossed here.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; imagery; medicine
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 28 October 2008@04:22:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 October 2008@08:07:35.
David Whitehead on 17 February 2013@08:37:02.


Test Database Real Database

(Try these tips for more productive searches.)

No. of records found: 1    Page 1

End of search