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Headword: *nhri/on
Adler number: nu,334
Translated headword: sea-snail
Vetting Status: high
Possibly a diminutive of nêritês, so that [it would be derived] from nêros ["fresh; water"]. Hence a sea-snail would also be a Nêrion.
Greek Original:
*nhri/on. i)/sws o( nhri/ths, u(pokoristikw=s, i(/na e)k tou= nhro/s. o(/qen o( nhri/ths ei)/h kai\ to\ *nhri/on.
The unglossed headword nhri/on, accented thus, is not otherwise attested (though nh/rion is a word for oleander: see LSJ s.v.)
The body of the entry (together with the entirety of nu 335, q.v.) is a marginal addition in ms M. Whoever added it is guessing at the meaning of nhri/on, which looks like a diminutive of nhro/s "fresh", (later) "water". He associates it with another form apparently derived from nhro/s, nhrei/ths.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 25 November 2009@19:52:30.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords, status) on 25 November 2009@22:16:37.
David Whitehead (augmented note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 November 2009@03:35:07.
David Whitehead on 9 June 2013@05:47:10.


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