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Headword: *cu/ei
Adler number: xi,90
Translated headword: scratches
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] marks/writes.[1] [Used] as in Homer.[2] Hence also cu/smata ["scratchings"], markings/writings.[3]
Greek Original:
*cu/ei: gra/fei. w(s par' *(omh/rw|. e)/nqen kai\ ta\ cu/smata, gra/mmata.
Also in other lexica; references at Photius xi39 Theodoridis.
[1] The headword is present indicative, third person singular, of cu/w; evidently quoted from somewhere, and cf. in any event under nu 615.
[2] Homer, Iliad 14.179 (e)/cus', of shearing the nap of cloth), Odyssey 22.456 (cu=on, of raking the floor).
[3] Nominative/accusative plural of the cognate neuter noun; again, evidently quoted from somewhere.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 17 February 2000@14:41:23.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (supplied headword translation) on 11 February 2002@14:02:31.
Catharine Roth (added note) on 11 February 2002@16:42:10.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 12 February 2002@02:45:17.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacoding and other cosmetics; raised status) on 11 September 2007@10:01:33.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 16 September 2007@11:19:54.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; tweaking) on 19 June 2013@04:47:04.


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