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Headword: *pa/ssw
Adler number: pi,760
Translated headword: I sprinkle, besprinkle
Vetting Status: high
The [verb that means] I taste; [used] with a genitive.
Greek Original:
*pa/ssw: to\ geu/omai: genikh=|.
The headword verb is used with a partitive genitive of "salt" at Homer, Iliad 9.214 (web address 1); perhaps the gloss "taste" arose from a misinterpretation of that verse.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 February 2004@08:58:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note, keyword, and link; set status) on 7 May 2004@01:27:22.
David Whitehead (cosmetic) on 7 May 2004@03:34:31.
Catharine Roth (revised my note) on 9 May 2004@01:39:11.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 16 July 2011@20:54:36.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2011@03:59:49.
David Whitehead on 17 September 2013@08:12:48.


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