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Headword: *triakontaeth/s
Adler number: tau,939
Translated headword: thirty years old; thirty years long
Vetting Status: high
In reference to ages [this adjective] has an acute accent [sc. on the final syllable], like e)nnaeth\s a)/nqrwpos ["a nine-year-old person"];[1] but in reference to periods of time it has a grave accent, like e)nnae/ths ["nine years long"]. So too in reference to similar [numerals].
Greek Original:
*triakontaeth/s: e)pi\ tw=n h(likiw=n o)cu/netai, oi(=on e)nnaeth\s a)/nqrwpos: e)pi\ de\ tw=n xro/nwn baru/netai, oi(=on e)nnae/ths. ou(/tw kai\ e)pi\ tw=n o(moi/wn.
cf. tau 941.
George Choeroboscus mentions the variation of accent in On Orthography, but the distinction does not seem to be observed in attested texts.
[1] This phrase is presumably quoted from somewhere but is unidentifiable.
Keywords: chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 January 2014@09:39:34.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, set status) on 23 January 2014@18:04:40.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 24 January 2014@03:12:02.


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