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Headword: Χίμετλα
Adler number: chi,313
Translated headword: chilblains
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the so-called blisters, which come about from winter-cold [χειμῶνος ] in the feet.
Greek Original:
Χίμετλα: τὰ ἀποκαύματα λεγόμενα, ἅπερ γίνεται ἀπὸ χειμῶνος ἐν τοῖς ποσί.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Wasps 1167 (where the singular of the headword occurs).
For other entries on "chilblains" (with different spellings), see chi 196 and chi 231. Although cognate with χειμών ("winter, cold"), the word is regularly spelled with an iota, as here; see LSJ s.v. χίμετλον (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: chronology; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 March 2008@00:16:38.
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David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 30 March 2008@07:55:04.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 8 August 2011@04:38:26.
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