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Headword: *cana=n
Adler number: xi,1
Translated headword: to grow weary carding wool
Vetting Status: high
The tiring of women's wrists through the continuous working of wool.
Greek Original:
*cana=n: ponei=n tou\s karpou\s ta\s gunai=kas tw=n xeirw=n dia\ sunexh= tw=n e)ri/wn e)rgasi/an.
Same entry in Photius (xi9 Theodoridis); cf. Hesychius xi4 and Pollux 7.30.
A technically correct definition, as this verb, cana=n, derives from the commoner one cai/nein, to work with wool (etc.). In attested instances of it outside lexicography, however, it has a more general sense of being tired.
cf. xi 2 and xi 14, and see generally LSJ s.v. (web address 1).
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Keywords: clothing; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 25 February 2000@13:06:19.
Vetted by:
Shannon N. Byrne on 20 May 2000@17:56:34.
David Whitehead (added note) on 23 May 2001@08:43:57.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 5 July 2001@17:09:02.
David Whitehead (cosmetic, to free up x-ref) on 14 June 2004@10:02:25.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaking) on 18 June 2013@07:29:46.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 7 December 2020@20:01:45.


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