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Headword: *xrai/nein
Adler number: chi,452
Translated headword: to stain
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with an accusative. [Meaning] to defile, to sully, to dirty.
Greek Original:
*xrai/nein: ai)tiatikh=|. miai/nein, molu/nein, r(upou=n.
cf. other lexica and grammars, e.g. Hesychius s.v., ps.-Herodian 149; also the scholia to Euripides, Hecuba 366 (web address 1), where a form of the headword appears. (The present form perhaps comes from another passage in Euripides: Hippolytus 1438.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 April 2008@19:13:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks) on 4 April 2008@04:15:49.
David Whitehead on 8 August 2011@05:31:16.
David Whitehead on 13 November 2013@04:08:08.


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