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Headword: *kora/ttein
Adler number: kappa,2068
Translated headword: to act the crow, to act like a crow
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to stay too long, and to persist. [The term comes] from crows flying around the doors and not going away.
Greek Original:
*kora/ttein: to\ a)/gan prosme/nein, kai\ liparei=n. a)po\ tw=n peri\ ta\s qu/ras kora/kwn peripetome/nwn kai\ mh\ a)poxwrou/ntwn.
Present infinitive, of a verb unattested outside lexicography: cf. Hesychius s.v. kora/cai (kappa3583, also kappa3587 and kappa3588).
For the etymology cf. generally kappa 2066, kappa 2067.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 May 2008@16:46:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; more keywords; cosmetics) on 23 May 2008@03:48:39.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 March 2013@09:24:36.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 31 December 2019@14:00:17.


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