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Headword: *tereti/smata
Adler number: tau,338
Translated headword: hummings
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] beguiling melodies. Or relaxed songs. From a metaphor of the cicada, or of the swallow.
Greek Original:
*tereti/smata: w)|dai\ a)pathlai/. h)\ a)/|smata e)/kluta. a)po\ metafora=s tou= te/ttigos, h)\ th=s xelido/nos.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius tau171, where Theodoridis notes two instances of the neuter-plural headword (cf. under nu 366) in Cyril of Alexandria (PG 76.632b and 816a). Note also e.g. the well-known instance cited in LSJ s.v.: Aristotle, Posterior Analytics 83a33 (on the Platonic Forms as mere tereti/smata).
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; meter and music; philosophy; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 December 2013@09:35:30.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 6 December 2013@01:54:22.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 6 December 2013@03:28:27.
David Whitehead on 6 December 2013@03:28:49.
David Whitehead on 9 January 2014@04:36:31.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 13 July 2022@00:28:19.


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