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Headword: *knhsei/onta
Adler number: kappa,1868
Translated headword: wanting to scratch
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning him] being desirous of scratching.
Greek Original:
*knhsei/onta: e)piqumhtikw=s e)/xonta tou= kna=sqai.
*knhsei/w is the expected desiderative of kna/w, but this is the only instance of the verb attested. The Classical desiderative is knhsia/w, occurring in the matching participle knhsiw=nta in Plato, Gorgias 494C (which actually provides its own gloss: a)fqo/nws e)/xonta tou= kna=sqai). Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon and Photius kappa822 Theodoridis provide knhsiw=nta with the present gloss, so the Suda has simply regularised Plato's verb.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; philosophy
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 16 December 2008@10:09:02.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords, status) on 16 December 2008@21:34:15.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 17 December 2008@03:36:35.
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