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Headword: *ptu/on
Adler number: pi,3065
Translated headword: winnowing-fan
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] winnowing-fanlet.
Greek Original:
*ptu/on: ptua/rion.
= ps.-Herodian, Epimerismi 117, and (according to Adler) Lexicon Ambrosianum 1466.
The gloss is merely the headword with a diminutive suffix added; yet in ps-.Herodian and presumably here it does seem to be an effort to define the word. Given the late-Greek trend toward the addition of diminutives to common words, it is possible that the gloss was more common than the headword in vernacular speech, although in preserved literature the opposite is very much the case. Possibly drawn from Sophocles (fr. 980 Nauck; cf. Pausanias the Atticist pi37), or perhaps the New Testament (Matthew 3.12, Luke 3.17).
Keywords: agriculture; botany; Christianity; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; poetry; religion; science and technology; tragedy
Translated by: William Hutton on 22 September 2013@10:10:20.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 23 September 2013@00:23:59.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 23 September 2013@03:14:15.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@06:13:19.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 19 January 2015@16:41:40.
David Whitehead (coding) on 25 May 2016@04:31:08.


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