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Headword: Χείρων
Adler number: chi,271
Translated headword: Cheiron, Cheiron
Vetting Status: high
[genitive], Χείρωνος : a proper name.[1] But [sc. when spelled with omicron] χείρονος ["of a worse one"] [is] a comparative adjective.[2]
Greek Original:
Χείρων, Χείρωνος: ὄνομα κύριον. Χείρονος δὲ τὸ συγκριτικόν.
Similarly, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (155-6).
[1] Likewise in ps.-Herodian 150 (cf. 197) and ps.-Zonaras 1847. See chi 267 for the famous Ch(e)iron of myth.
[2] The form χείρονος is the genitive singular of χείρων , from *χερ- yο- , a suppletive comparative for the adjective κακός ("bad").
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 28 March 2008@15:15:48.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 29 March 2008@20:57:56.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement and rationalisation) on 30 March 2008@05:37:56.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 11 November 2013@06:27:24.
David Whitehead (coding) on 1 June 2016@03:30:01.


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