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Headword: Αἰτναῖον πῦρ
Adler number: alphaiota,374
Translated headword: Etnaean fire
Vetting Status: high
[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.
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.
Vetted by:
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.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2014@04:50:17.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2015@07:00:21.


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