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Headword: *pnu/c
Adler number: pi,1836
Translated headword: Pnyx
Vetting Status: high
[sc. The place of the Athenian] assembly. [sc. Named] from the tight packing of the stones. Or from the crowding of the men in the assembly.
Greek Original:
*pnu/c: e)kklhsi/a. para\ th\n tw=n li/qwn pukno/thta. h)\ a)po\ tou= puknou=sqai tou\s a)/ndras e)n th=| e)kklhsi/a|.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 20, where the headword occurs; similar material in other scholia and lexica. See also pi 1835, pi 1837, pi 3152. As is explained there (though not here), the declension of the noun Pnyx was often Pykn- rather than Pnyk-, which lent itself to the etymologies suggested here.
OCD4 s.v.
Keywords: architecture; comedy; constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; politics; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 December 2000@06:52:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 24 July 2004@12:59:33.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 25 July 2004@10:44:53.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 October 2011@07:49:45.
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