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Headword: *kixlismo/s
Adler number: kappa,1695
Translated headword: giggling
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] soft and unbridled laughter.
Greek Original:
*kixlismo/s: o( lepto\s kai\ a)ko/lastos ge/lws.
Same definition given in Pausanias the Atticist, the Synagoge, and Photius (Lexicon kappa750 Theodoridis). Other definitions include "whorish laughter, excessive and indecorous" (Etymologicum Magnum), "small laugh" (ps.-Zonaras), "strong laugh" (Herodian, On Spelling vol. 3,2 p. 535 Lentz, Hesychius).
From the verb kixli/zw, for which see kappa 1694 (and under gamma 267.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 30 November 2008@08:35:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords, status) on 30 November 2008@23:59:39.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; cosmetics) on 1 December 2008@03:15:58.
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