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Headword: *ki/rkh
Adler number: kappa,1662
Translated headword: Kirke, Circe
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] she who mixes [kirnw=sa] the drugs.[1] Or from the [noun] kerki/s;[2] but kerki/s [is] from the [verb] kre/kw. We call subtle women Kirkes/Circes.[3]
Greek Original:
*ki/rkh: h( kirnw=sa ta\ fa/rmaka. h)\ para\ th\n kerki/da: kerki\s de\ para\ to\ kre/kw. ta\s de\ paipalw/seis gunai=kas *ki/rkas fame/n.
[1] For the verb cf. kappa 1664. A poor etymology, which would produce the name Kirne/Cirne.
[2] cf. kappa 1400.
[3] Again pi 890. The archetype is of course Homer's, in Odyssey 10 and subsequent literature; see generally Richard Hunter in OCD(4) s.v. Circe.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; mythology; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 April 2008@10:32:38.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 8 April 2008@12:40:59.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; tweak) on 9 April 2008@03:20:11.
David Whitehead on 25 February 2013@08:15:01.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2014@06:50:38.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 24 August 2019@00:29:15.


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