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Headword: *moro/eis
Adler number: mu,1256
Translated headword: moroeis
Vetting Status: high
and in the neuter [plural] moro/enta, [meaning] the things wrought with exertion.
Greek Original:
*moro/eis, kai\ ou)dete/rws moro/enta, ta\ meta\ ko/pou kamno/mena.
This adjective is used in the masculine nominative singular, i.e. the form given as the headword here, in Nicander, Alexipharmaka 569, where (as elsewhere in that writer) it means deadly or fatal; LSJ s.v., II. But in the neuter plural it is used of earrings in Homer (Iliad 14.183, Odyssey 18.298), and its meaning in that context was disputed in the ancient scholia and commentators. The alternative line of explanation to the one given here (and in Hesychius and Eustathius) is 'everlasting/immortal'.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Richard Rodriguez on 9 June 2009@01:05:45.
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David Whitehead (note; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 June 2009@03:36:20.
David Whitehead on 27 May 2013@05:24:59.
David Whitehead (note tweak) on 18 May 2016@10:02:47.


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