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Headword: Χνοωδέστερα
Adler number: chi,360
Translated headword: finer, more powdery
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[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.
Notes:
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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