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Headword: Χνοωδέστερα
Adler number: chi,360
Translated headword: finer, more powdery
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] thinner. "And the underlying earth [is] more powdery than any sand because of thin-ness."[1]
Greek Original:
Χνοωδέστερα: λεπτοτέρα. ἥ τε ὑποκειμένη γῆ ψάμμου πάσης χνοωδέστερα διὰ λεπτότητα.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is the feminine nominative singular of the comparative degree of the adjective χνοώδης (common in medical writers).
[1] Quotation unidentifiable. (Attributed to Aelian by Valckenaer, but Adler disputes this.)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; medicine; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 31 March 2008@04:15:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks) on 31 March 2008@05:17:02.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 31 March 2008@07:56:34.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 14 April 2011@09:12:21.
David Whitehead on 12 November 2013@06:16:57.


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