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Headword: *ni/zei
Adler number: nu,372
Translated headword: washes
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] removes dirt, washes,[1] cleans, [a wave] washes over, wipes off.
Greek Original:
*ni/zei: r(u/ptei, ni/ptei, plu/nei, klu/zei, a)posmh/xei.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius nu219 Theodoridis. The headword must be quoted from somewhere; perhaps from the famous phrase of (or attributed to) Epicharmus quoted in [Plato], Axiochus 396C, Stobaeus, and elsewhere: 'one hand washes the other'.
cf. nu 371, nu 419.
[1] The present ni/ptw was formed analogically from the future ni/yw and aorist e)/niya; the inherited root was *nigw- with a labiovelar.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; philosophy; proverbs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 December 2003@19:42:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 16 December 2003@06:53:32.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 9 June 2013@07:54:52.
David Whitehead (coding) on 19 May 2016@05:01:45.
Catharine Roth (added a note) on 8 July 2016@19:58:17.


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