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Headword: *meldo/menos
Adler number: mu,470
Translated headword: being boiled-down, being melted-down
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who is] being burned.
Greek Original:
*meldo/menos: kaio/menos.
The headword meldo/menos is the present middle/passive participle, masculine nominative singular, of the verb me/ldw I soften by boiling. It is quoted here (and in other lexica) from Homer, Iliad 21.363 (web address 1 below), where Hephaestus' defeat of the River Xanthus is likened to a pig's fat melting. (See also under mu 471.) The glossing participle kaio/menos has been used in line 361.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Kyle Helms on 5 May 2009@21:52:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 6 May 2009@04:12:34.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@03:17:13.


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