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Headword: *kh=|en
Adler number: kappa,1498
Translated headword: burned
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] was burning.
Greek Original:
*kh=|en: e)/kaien.
The headword is an unaugmented epic aorist, third person singular, of kai/w; from *kaw-sa > kāwa > (Ionic) kh=a, it would be better spelled without the iota subscript. The form occurs once in Homer, at Iliad 21.349 (web address 1), and otherwise only in commentary on this verse. The augmented form e)/khe does occur, however. The gloss is the regular imperfect of the same verb.
For kai/w (from *kaw-yō), see also kappa 1184, kappa 1185.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 November 2008@01:46:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 17 November 2008@02:54:47.
David Whitehead on 20 February 2013@07:31:54.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 9 March 2013@16:14:56.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 14 August 2019@18:58:35.


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