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Headword: *kobaleu/ein
Adler number: kappa,1895
Translated headword: to carry as a porter
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to turn around another's property for hire against a small sum.
Greek Original:
*kobaleu/ein: to\ metastre/fein ta\ a)llo/tria misqou= kat' o)li/gon.
Likewise in the Etymologicum Gudianum and Etymologicum Magnum s.v. ko/balos, with the more correct verb metafe/rein "to transport".
The association of the noun ko/balos with porters is given in kappa 1897; see also kappa 1896.
The verb also appears in late Greek as koubale/w "carry" (Lampe, Trapp, Kriaras), which has survived into Modern Greek.
Keywords: daily life; definition; economics; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 3 January 2009@08:45:27.
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Catharine Roth (added keywords, set status) on 3 January 2009@19:22:17.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 5 January 2009@03:35:23.
David Whitehead on 6 March 2013@05:26:55.


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