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Headword: Αἰτναῖον πῦρ
Adler number: alphaiota,374
Translated headword: Etnaean fire
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the Sicilian fire, [coming] our of the mountain called Etna. Also [sc. attested is the participle] 'Etna-izing'.[1]
Greek Original:
Αἰτναῖον πῦρ: τὸ Σικελικὸν πῦρ, ἐκ τοῦ ὄρους τοῦ λεγομένου Αἴτνη. καὶ αἰτνίζοντος.
Notes:
Same entry in other lexica (but see below).
On Sicilian Etna (Aetna), the highest active volcano in Europe, cf. already alphaiota 373; further alphaiota 375 and alphaiota 376; and see generally OCD(4) pp.30-31.
[1] So the transmitted text, as punctuated by Adler, i.e. present participle, masculine/neuter genitive singular, of a verb αἰτνίζω . But it seems preferable to follow Reizenstein and now Theodoridis, on Photius s.v., and read ἀτμίζοντος as part of the preceding phrase ("coming out ... and smoking").
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 October 2000@09:56:22.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 4 September 2002@23:18:34.
Catharine Roth on 4 September 2002@23:19:40.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@03:40:59.
David Whitehead (expanded notes) on 17 May 2012@08:53:57.
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