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Headword: *nh=ma
Adler number: nu,316
Translated headword: thread
Vetting Status: high
and [in the plural] nh/mata ["threads"]. From the [verb] nh/qw, meaning I spin.
Certainly [formed] out of nw=, [future] nh/sw.[1]
Greek Original:
*nh=ma: kai\ nh/mata. e)k tou= nh/qw, to\ klw/qw. ma/lista e)k tou= nw=, nh/sw.
This correctly identifies νέω "spin" (LSJ s.v. ne/w B) as the origin of nh=ma "thread".
[1] cf. Etymologicum Magnum 603.35.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 23 September 2009@07:01:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 September 2009@09:02:55.
David Whitehead on 9 June 2013@04:34:16.
David Whitehead (coding) on 19 May 2016@04:48:47.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 6 November 2020@17:49:06.


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