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Headword: *nh/dumos
Adler number: nu,300
Translated headword: sweet
Vetting Status: high
[A description of] pleasant and sweet sleep.
Or [sleep] which is deep and from which one cannot escape; from the privative nh and the verb du/w.
Greek Original:
*nh/dumos: o( h(du\s kai\ gluku\s u(/pnos. h)\ o( baqu\s kai\ a)ne/kdutos: para\ to\ nh sterhtiko\n kai\ to\ du/w r(h=ma.
Epic epithet of sleep = h(/dumos, from which it arises through false division in the Homeric text (see LSJ s.v., web address 1). For the glosses here cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 2.2. See R. Führer on the possibilities of etymology and meaning, with full bibliography. On the privative nh, see nu 295.
R. Führer in Lexikon des frühgriechischen Epos 3.353-54
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 January 2003@21:56:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 21 January 2003@03:08:29.
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 21 January 2003@10:52:55.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 21 January 2003@22:49:20.
Robert Dyer (added LfgrE reference) on 22 January 2003@06:47:02.
David Whitehead on 7 June 2013@08:03:17.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 3 November 2020@22:25:50.


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