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Headword: *kna=n
Adler number: kappa,1851
Translated headword: to scrape
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to cut, to scratch. "He took a double tablet, and ordered [someone] to scrape the wax".[1] Meaning to scratch.
Greek Original:
*kna=n: ko/ptein, ce/ein. labw\n delti/on di/ptuxon e)ke/leuse to\n khro\n kna=n. a)nti\ tou= ce/ein.
[1] Loose quotation of Herodotus 7.239.3 (on Damaratos: "taking a double tablet, he scraped away (e)ce/knhse) the wax from it, and then wrote the king's plan on the wood". Quoted correctly in epsilon 1608, and less so in epsilon 2094.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; science and technology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 9 December 2008@06:36:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 December 2008@08:53:46.
David Whitehead on 4 March 2013@08:04:56.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 20 September 2019@00:52:59.


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