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Headword: *nh=sis
Adler number: nu,342
Translated headword: Nesis
Vetting Status: high
[Nesis, genitive] *nh/sidos: name of a city,[1] and name of a goddess.[2]
But [sc. note that differently-accented] *nhsi=dos [is] the [genitive of the] diminutive.
In the Epigrams: "the sea-worn reefs of the coastal islet".[3]
Greek Original:
*nh=sis, *nh/sidos: o)/noma po/lews, kai\ o)/noma qea=s. *nhsi=dos de\ to\ u(pokoristiko/n. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: a)ktai/hs nhsi=dos a(lica/ntoisi xoira/si.
Despite the primary glosses, it is not certain whether this headword is anything other than the diminutive of nh=sos (nu 343), i.e. "islet".
[1] Not otherwise attested as such (but merely that of a small river, the present-day Mzymta, flowing into the NE Black Sea).
[2] Not otherwise attested as such.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.89.1-2 (Maecius); from alpha 1236.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; poetry; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 September 2008@04:49:08.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmeticules, status) on 6 September 2008@01:07:18.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 7 September 2008@05:24:50.
David Whitehead on 28 July 2011@06:42:28.
David Whitehead on 9 June 2013@06:05:00.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 8 November 2020@16:43:21.


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