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Headword: *knuzhma/twn
Adler number: kappa,1888
Translated headword: mewlings, whimperings
Vetting Status: high
[This word occurs] in Herodotus. That is, the sounds of distress.
Greek Original:
*knuzhma/twn: para\ *(hrodo/tw|. toute/sti tw=n goerw=n a)pofqegma/twn.
Genitive plural, reproduced here, from Herodotus' account (2.2.3) of how Psammetichos tried to discover what a child's first word would be; cf. beta 229.
cf. generally kappa 1887, kappa 1889.
Keywords: biography; children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 May 2008@03:57:30.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 13 May 2008@10:13:34.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 13 May 2008@10:15:18.
David Whitehead on 6 March 2013@03:18:58.
David Whitehead on 1 May 2016@09:53:32.


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