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Headword: *kinna/mwmon
Adler number: kappa,1630
Translated headword: cinnamon, cassia
Vetting Status: high
Herodotus says that birds bring these stalks; but we learned from the Phoenicians to call it this.[1]
Greek Original:
*kinna/mwmon: *(hro/dotos le/gei, o)/rniqas fe/rein tau=ta ta\ ka/rfh: h(mei=s de\ para\ *foini/kwn maqo/ntes kalou=men ou(/tw.
Similar entry in the Etymologicum Magnum 514.3-5: Herodotus (below) is quoted, with a different interpretation of the Ionic relative pronoun ta\ (see Smyth ยง338D3) and variation between single and double nu in "cinnamon" (but the Suda is generally inconsistent about single and double consonants anyway).
[1] Herodotus 3.111.2 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; historiography; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 October 2003@01:11:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 7 October 2003@03:06:16.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 8 April 2008@10:04:59.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; another keyword) on 25 February 2013@06:07:52.
David Whitehead on 25 February 2013@06:08:48.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 3 March 2013@09:51:30.
David Whitehead (coding) on 1 May 2016@07:54:52.
Catharine Roth (modified note) on 21 August 2019@01:16:43.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 21 August 2019@22:51:35.


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