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Headword: *ka/lumnos
Adler number: kappa,268
Translated headword: kalymnos, calymnus
Vetting Status: high
[A term for] the grain in Egypt. Meaning *kalu/mnios ["Kalymnian"].[1] [So called] because Philadelphus[2] conveyed the seed out of Kalydon.[3] Apollodorus says that these are called kalu/dnai, [sc. accented] like kalu/bai ["huts"].[4]
Greek Original:
*ka/lumnos: o( e)n *ai)gu/ptw| si=tos. a)nti\ tou= *kalu/mnios. o( ga\r *fila/delfos e)k *kaludw=nos meth/gage to\ spe/rma. w(s o( *)apollo/dwro/s fhsi le/gesqai kalu/dnas, w(s kalu/bas.
See also Etymologicum Gudianum and Etymologicum Magnum s.v. *ka/lumnos.
[1] Though this entry does involve real confusion of toponyms (see n. 3 below) it does not begin here: Kalymnos and Kalydne are alternative names for the Aegean island NW of Kos.
[2] Ptolemy II Philadelphus, ruler of Egypt 282-246.
[3] But read *kaludnw=n instead of the transmitted *kaludw=nos (for which latter cf. kappa 266). See also Homer, Iliad 2.677 (web address 1) with scholia, and Strabo 10.5.19.
[4] Apollodorus FGrH 244 F173.
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Keywords: agriculture; biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; food; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 22 August 2007@08:53:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 August 2007@03:44:51.
David Whitehead on 25 January 2013@07:25:37.


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