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Headword: *mni/ei
Adler number: mu,1173
Translated headword: consumes, ingests
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] eats.
Greek Original:
*mni/ei: e)sqi/ei.
The headword (evidently quoted from somewhere, though now attested only in lexica) is the third person singular, present indicative active, of the very rare verb mni/ein. This entry also appears at Hesychius mu1517 and Photius mu490 Theodoridis; and cf. the grammarians Herodian and Theognostus on the first person singular. The present infinitive, likewise, is glossed in Hesychius kappa1269, which is an entry for its compound: katamniei=: katapi/nei, katesqi/ei. *mni/ein ga\r to\ e)sqi/ein. Chantraine makes no comment on the etymology.
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire ├ętymologique de la langue grecque, ed. 2 (2009) p. 681
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food
Translated by: Kyle Helms on 4 June 2009@11:24:57.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, set status) on 4 June 2009@12:51:29.
David Whitehead (translated headword; augmented note; cosmetics) on 5 June 2009@03:30:55.
David Whitehead on 26 May 2013@05:39:45.


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