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Headword: *nhli/pous
Adler number: nu,314
Translated headword: barefoot
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one without shoes.[1]
From privative nê- and lipos ["fat"].[2]
"She is guiding the old man, often wandering in the wild forest hungry and barefoot".[3]
Greek Original:
*nhli/pous: o( a)nupo/dhtos. para\ to\ nh sterhtiko\n kai\ to\ li/pos. gerontagwgei=, polla\ me\n kat' a)gri/an u(/lhn a)/sitos nhli/pous t' a)lwme/nh.
[1] From the scholia to Sophocles: see n.3 below.
[2] The word must indeed involve privative νη-, but λίπος makes no sense. LSJ s.v. cites the more plausible speculation of the scholia to Theocritus, Idylls 4.56, that it derives from h)=liy, "a Doric shoe".
[3] Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 348-349 (web address 1).
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Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; tragedy; women
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 23 September 2009@06:17:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 September 2009@06:55:44.
David Whitehead on 9 June 2013@04:27:20.


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