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Headword: *kei/rei
Adler number: kappa,1478
Translated headword: devours, tears
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] eats, eats up.
Greek Original:
*kei/rei: e)sqi/ei, katesqi/ei.
The verb kei/rw literally is "to crop, to cut down"; the sense "devour" is listed in LSJ s.v. III.1, for Homer, Iliad 11.560 (with the form kei/rei, as here) and 21.204, Odyssey 11.578.
The entry is the same in Photius, Lexicon kappa520 Theodoridis and elsewhere; the glosses differ in Hesychius and the scholiasts. See also kappa 1420.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 13 November 2008@08:41:19.
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David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 November 2008@08:55:05.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 14 November 2008@01:14:51.
David Whitehead on 20 February 2013@06:42:22.
David Whitehead on 1 May 2016@04:28:23.


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