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Headword: *kaki/onos
Adler number: kappa,155
Translated headword: of a worse one
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of an inferior one.
Greek Original:
*kaki/onos: tou= xei/ronos.
The headword (evidently quoted from somewhere) is the masculine or neuter genitive singular form of kaki/wn, the comparative of kako/s. This particular form is preserved only here, once in Theognostos the Grammarian (Anecdota Graeca (Oxon.) 2.152.5), and once, according to Adler, as a lemma in the Ambrosian Lexicon. Other forms are found regularly in epic, lyric, and tragedy (this last with long i). The more frequent term in prose is the one found in the gloss, xei/rwn, which is often termed an "irregular" comparative form of kako/s (so LSJ: web address 1 below), but is actually suppletive, deriving from the obsolescent *xe/rhs.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 March 2008@17:22:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 9 March 2008@06:44:52.
William Hutton (modified note, raised status) on 9 March 2008@08:00:53.
David Whitehead on 22 January 2013@10:15:00.
David Whitehead (coding) on 29 April 2016@03:51:48.


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