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Headword: Ἅμα κνέφᾳ
Adler number: alpha,1474
Translated headword: at morning twilight
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] at daybreak.
And [sc. the adjective] κνεφαῖος [is] what they say of daybreak.[1]
Greek Original:
Ἅμα κνέφᾳ: ὄρθρου. καὶ Κνεφαῖον λέγουσι τὸν ὄρθριον.
Notes:
The headword phrase appears twice in Xenophon: Cyropaedia 4.2.15 (cited by Adler) and Hellenica 7.1.15. (Otherwise extremely rare, but cf. the paroemiographer Apostolius [8.19], citing Aristotle, on insects with a one-day lifespan.)
[1] cf. kappa 1860. For instances, see again Xenophon (Lak.Pol. 13.3)and Aristophanes (Wasps 124, Frogs 1350).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 9 June 2000@08:14:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note) on 6 February 2001@07:31:16.
David Whitehead (added keywords) on 5 July 2002@04:06:18.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 12 February 2012@04:11:43.
David Whitehead on 14 June 2015@09:46:42.

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