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Headword: *ki/mbika
Adler number: kappa,1616
Translated headword: kimbika, stinginess.
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a wasp's nest[?], or an apiary[?], or parsimony, or distortion.
Greek Original:
*ki/mbika: sfhki/a, h)\ meli/ssia, h)\ mikrologi/a, h)\ diastrofh/.
Same or similar entry in other lexica -- see the references at Photius kappa719 Theodoridis -- but one marred by textual corruption. The headword itself, transmitted as ki/mbika, should probably be either kimbikei/a or kimbiki/a. In any event it seems to be connected with, and perhaps an error for, kimbei/a "stinginess" (see LSJ s.v.). If so, the third and fourth glosses here are intelligible enough. (For the third, mikrologi/a, see mu 1048 and generally LSJ s.v.) The wasps and bees, however, are out of place here if (as Tiberius Hemsterhuys suggested) sfhki/a or sfiki/a -- which then generated melissi/a or me/lissa -- should actually be skifi/a or sknifi/a (cf. Hesychius kappa2700).
Keywords: daily life; definition; economics; ethics; zoology
Translated by: Debra Hamel on 17 December 1998@19:04:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified note; added keywords; cosmetics) on 3 July 2002@05:27:00.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; tweaking) on 24 February 2013@07:47:21.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 24 February 2013@23:25:06.
Catharine Roth on 24 February 2013@23:29:20.
Catharine Roth (betacode) on 20 August 2019@12:16:56.


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