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Headword: *quri/s
Adler number: theta,610
Translated headword: window
Vetting Status: high
[quri/s, genitive] quri/dos. Also [sc. attested is] 'door-man', one who is outside the door.[1] Also [sc. attested is] 'doorlet', [meaning] a door.[2]
Greek Original:
*quri/s, quri/dos. kai\ *quriw/ths, o( e)/cw th=s qu/ras. kai\ *qu/rion, h( qu/ra.
The word for 'window', quri/s, is derived from the word 'door', qu/ra, which explains how it ends up being grouped with these other door-terms.
[1] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (398). The word is unattested elsewhere.
[2] Perhaps from commentary on Aristophanes, who uses this diminutive term at Clouds 92, Thesmophoriazousai 26, and [see kappa 1709] Wealth 1098 (web address 1, web address 2, and web address 3).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: architecture; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry
Translated by: William Hutton on 15 February 2008@00:51:22.
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