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Headword: *palai/tatos
Adler number: pi,68
Translated headword: oldest, very old
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who/that which is old.
Greek Original:
*palai/tatos: o( palaio/s.
The headword is superlative of the adjective palaio/s, but formed directly from the adverb pa/lai. See LSJ entry at web address 1.
If this masculine nominative singular of it is quoted from somewhere and not simply paradigmatic, a likely source is Thucydides 1.4.1 on Minos.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; mythology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 25 July 2001@00:30:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 25 July 2001@03:16:06.
David Whitehead on 11 May 2011@07:30:18.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 9 August 2013@06:51:32.


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