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Headword: *kotulh/ruton
Adler number: kappa,2169
Translated headword: copious, flowing by the cupful, flowing by the handful
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] much, so that it can be drawn [a)ru/esqai] in a cup/handful [kotu/lh|],[1] i.e. in something hollow.[2]
Greek Original:
*kotulh/ruton: polu/, w(/ste kotu/lh| a)ru/esqai, o(/ e)sti koi/lw| tini/.
[1] The headword adjective occurs in Homer, Iliad 23.34, referring to flowing blood. The definition appears in Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon (cf. Aristonicus, De signis Iliadis, and Hesychius kappa3817); see also LSJ.
[2] Paraphrased from the Homeric scholia: "a kotu/lh is anything hollow, so they would also call the hollow of the hand a kotu/lh". On the kotu/lh cf. kappa 2166.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; medicine
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 10 February 2009@06:49:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 February 2009@10:17:09.
David Whitehead on 13 March 2013@10:07:38.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 April 2015@23:25:31.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note 1) on 13 April 2015@01:23:55.


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