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Headword: Χρυσίτης
Adler number: chi,571
Translated headword: chrysite; gold ore
Vetting Status: high
A type of rock; but χρυσῖτις ("gold-bearing") [is] earth.[1]
Except for eagle-stone [ἀετίτης ], lychnite [λυχνίτης ] and agate [ἀχάτης ], the rest [are spelled] with iota.[2]
Greek Original:
Χρυσίτης: εἶδος λίθου: χρυσῖτις δὲ γῆ. πλὴν τοῦ ἀετίτης, λυχνίτης καὶ ἀχάτης, τὰ δὲ λοιπὰ διὰ τοῦ ι.
[1] LSJ does not distinguish semantically between the masculine noun χρυσίτης and the feminine noun χρυσῖτις ; see LSJ s.v. at web address 1 below. See already alpha 3792; also Hesychius s.v.; Etymologicum Magnum 815.54; Lexicum Ambrosianum 335, 353, 357 (according to Adler); ps.-Herodian 154.
[2] From alpha 572; see also alpha 4678 and lambda 878.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 April 2008@01:05:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified tr; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 April 2008@09:31:48.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@04:45:39.


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