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Headword: *knhki/s
Adler number: kappa,1864
Translated headword: wisp
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a cloudy belt, a small cloud. "Nor did a wisp peek through anywhere; the sky was spread out."[1]
Greek Original:
*knhki/s: h( nefelw/dhs zw/nh, to\ mikro\n ne/fos. ou)de/ poqi knhki\s u(pefai/neto, pe/ptato d' ai)qh/r.
Derived from knh=kos, "safflower". Hesychius kappa3102 glosses it as "safflower-like situation of the air; thin pelt, and thin wisp of cloud; a black spot [on the skin], and deer". See also, more generally, under Hesychius kappa3103.
[1] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 238 Pfeiffer.
Keywords: botany; daily life; definition; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 16 December 2008@09:34:59.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keywords, set atatus) on 16 December 2008@18:57:54.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 17 December 2008@03:22:10.
David Whitehead on 5 March 2013@06:05:40.


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