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Headword: *(ri/za
Adler number: rho,163
Translated headword: root
Vetting Status: high
and [sc. also attested is] r(i/zwma.
Greek Original:
*(ri/za kai\ *(ri/zwma.
The primary headword is feminine, the secondary one neuter. Each has both literal and applied/figurative senses. In the case of r(i/zwma [rhizome, root-mass; stem, race], it was used by early philosophers such as Empedocles to designate the elements: see LSJ s.v.
Keywords: botany; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 September 2010@23:42:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword; tweaks) on 14 September 2010@03:14:39.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 24 August 2011@08:33:07.


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