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Headword: *teiktou/s
Adler number: tau,450
Translated headword: able to be softened in water
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] good.
Greek Original:
*teiktou/s: xrhstou/s.
Same entry in the Synagoge (tau62) and Photius' Lexicon (tau114 Theodoridis)-- but the headword and gloss, accusative plurals, are both textually corrupt. The headword should be tegktou/s, as in Hesychius tau309, where the gloss -- according to H.Stephanus' standard conjecture -- is xristou/s "able to be rubbed on."
Aristotle (Meteorologica 385b13 ff.) discusses the difference between substances like wool and earth that are tegkto/n and those like metals that are thkto/n. Perhaps these two similar adjectives became confused in the lexicographical tradition. The accusative plural must be quoted from an unknown source.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 March 2014@18:47:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics; raised status) on 5 March 2014@03:12:24.
David Whitehead (coding) on 28 May 2016@05:30:59.


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