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Headword: *ti/tanon
Adler number: tau,678
Translated headword: gypsum, lime
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] white, or chalky, dust.[1]
Burned stone, which formerly they [used to call] ti/tanos, but now they call asbestos.[2]
Greek Original:
*ti/tanon: leuko/n, h)\ gu/yon, koni/an. li/qos diakekaume/nh, h(\n pa/lai me\n ti/tanon, nuni\ de\ a)/sbeston kalou=si.
[1] Likewise in the Synagoge and Photius' Lexicon; similarly elsewhere. The headword is accusative singular of tau 679, evidently quoted from somewhere.
[2] Derived from Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 6.27.21; cf. tau 679.
Keywords: chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 January 2014@01:05:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 16 January 2014@03:17:51.
David Whitehead (coding) on 29 May 2016@03:47:08.


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