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Headword: *yw=san
Adler number: psi,139
Translated headword: stroking
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning her] caressing.[1] Herodotus [sc uses the word].[2]
Greek Original:
*yw=san: qa/lpousan. *(hro/dotos.
[1] Present participle, feminine accusative singular, of ya/w, glossed with the corresponding participle of qa/lpw (theta 27). Compare Hesychius s.v. yw=sai: qa/lyai.
[2] Herodotus 6.61.5 (which actually has the compound katayw=san: web address 1), of a Spartan nurse and the child in her care.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 November 2001@06:42:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 6 September 2002@06:25:52.
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 15 June 2004@00:08:48.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; more keywords; tweak) on 23 April 2010@05:43:55.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 5 August 2011@06:27:05.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 19 September 2011@21:55:01.
David Whitehead on 6 November 2013@09:06:14.


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