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Headword: *krhti=nos
Adler number: kappa,2411
Translated headword: Kretinos
Vetting Status: high
Also [sc. attested is] krhfagi/a.
Greek Original:
*krhti=nos. kai\ *krhfagi/a.
Beyond alphabetical proximity there seems to be no connection between the two parts of this entry.
For krhfagi/a, the eating of flesh, cf. kappa 2375.
The primary headword presents more of a puzzle. Though unglossed, it looks like a man's name, but is otherwise unattested in this nominative case. What is attested (in Stephanus of Byzantium and Herodian, citing Phlegon of Tralles [FGrH 257 F30]), is the genitive Kretinou, as that of one of the successive founders of Sinope (sigma 464). Its nominative, guaranteed by ps.-Scymnus and the Periplus Ponti Euxini, is Kretines, however. The Suda's 'Kretinos', accordingly, is either a false nominative generated by that genitive or else another individual, otherwise unmentioned and unknown.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; geography; historiography; history; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 October 2005@09:53:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 25 October 2005@11:28:28.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 26 October 2005@03:12:06.
David Whitehead on 17 March 2013@10:00:30.
David Whitehead (expanded note, at the prompting of Dr Nick Nicholas; more keywords) on 27 December 2015@04:55:14.


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