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Headword: *papulaiw=nos
Adler number: pi,267
Translated headword: pavilion's; of a pavilion
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of a tent, or of a tenta.
Greek Original:
*papulaiw=nos: skhnh=s, h)/toi te/ntas.
The headword, which must be quoted from somewhere, is a transliteration (in the genitive singular) of Latin papilio, also spelled papuliw/n and papulew/n. Byzantine historians use the word.
The basic meaning of papilio is "butterfly," and it was applied to tents from their resemblance to a butterfly's wings; English "pavilion" is a derivative.
The second gloss is, according to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, "Vulgar Latin tenta (unattested)": here attested in a Greek genitive singular.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 August 2008@22:14:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 24 August 2008@04:45:59.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 14 August 2013@03:42:52.


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