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Headword: *pe/dai
Adler number: pi,901
Translated headword: fetters, shackles
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] bindings.[1]
[sc. The word comes] from pou=s ["foot"] and de/w ["I bind"], the [verb meaning] I tie together: or from weighing down [pie/zein] the feet [po/das].[2]
Greek Original:
*pe/dai: desma/. para\ to\ pou=s kai\ to\ de/w, to\ desmeu/w: h)\ para\ to\ pie/zein tou\s po/das.
The headword, a feminine nominative plural, is either extracted from somewhere in this grammatical form or else (and more probably: see next note) generated by an instance of the accusative plural in Homer.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica (references at Photius pi509 Theodoridis), and see also the scholia to Homer, Iliad 13.36, where the phrase pe/das ... xrusei/as occurs.
[2] cf. Etymologicum Magnum 658.18.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Porter on 21 November 2011@07:16:54.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 21 November 2011@13:16:43.
David Whitehead (notes; more keywords; cosmetics) on 22 November 2011@04:09:24.
David Whitehead (tweaked notes; raised status) on 18 September 2013@10:00:36.
David Whitehead (coding) on 22 May 2016@08:17:16.


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