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Headword: *nw/dunon
Adler number: nu,530
Translated headword: painless, pain-soothing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] free from pain/causing no pain/allaying pain.
Greek Original:
*nw/dunon: a)nw/dunon.
The headword is an archaic and poetic negative compound from ne- and o)du/nh; the gloss is the later form of the word.
Likewise in other lexica (references at Photius nu305 Theodoridis), and cf. a scholion on Sophocles, Philoctetes 44 (web address 1), where the word is used in the sense of "alleviating pain."
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 January 2003@00:09:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 19 January 2003@05:30:14.
David Whitehead on 17 June 2013@08:05:48.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 18 June 2013@00:20:39.


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