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Headword: *kuklh/swmen
Adler number: kappa,2644
Translated headword: let us wheel
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] let us hitch up.[1]
Greek Original:
*kuklh/swmen: a)nazeu/cwmen.
Same entry elsewhere (see the references at Photius kappa1179 Theodoridis, and below), though these other lexica exhibit the epic short-vowel subjunctive with omicron, in both the headword and the gloss (kuklh/somen, a)nazeu/comen), as is appropriate for the probable source of this and other commentary: Homer, Iliad 7.332 (web address 1). Here we have the more common aorist subjunctive forms in omega, which would have been homophonous in late Greek. See also n.1 below.
[1] This gloss is problematic since little common ground exists between this verb, a)nazeu/gnumi and the headword, particularly not in ways that are appropriate for the Homeric context, where the object of the headword is nekrou/s ('corpses'). Perhaps the gloss arises from the reflection that 'wheeling' corpses would involve 'hitching' dray animals to wagons. It may also come from a misreading of a different verb, a)na/comen ('take back'), that is often used as a gloss for the headword in other sources (e.g. Hesychius kappa4472, cf. Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon (105.2), Hesychius kappa4464, Etymologicum Magnum 544.25).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs; poetry; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 27 March 2008@14:06:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 28 March 2008@04:58:33.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 20 March 2013@07:06:19.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 April 2015@23:42:29.


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