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Headword: *cai/nw
Adler number: xi,16
Translated headword: I card, I comb
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I spin, I break up, I heap.
Greek Original:
*cai/nw: nh/qw, dialu/w, swreu/w.
Same or similar glossing, variously, in other lexica; references at Photius xi8 Theodoridis.
The headword verb usually refers to the preparation of wool for spinning but also has transferred, figurative uses: LSJ entry at web address 1. See also xi 15.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; science and technology; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 16 February 2000@13:22:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added headword translation and keywords) on 28 December 2001@19:33:42.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 29 May 2007@15:42:15.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 30 May 2007@03:03:12.
David Whitehead (adjustments) on 18 June 2013@08:15:53.


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