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Headword: *duseidh/s
Adler number: delta,1625
Translated headword: misshapen, unshapely
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] shapeless.
Greek Original:
*duseidh/s: o( a)/morfos.
Hesychius delta2553 has the same headword (a nominative singular) but glosses it with the phrase kako\n ei)=dos e)/xwn, "having a bad shape". Latte ad loc. regards that entry as generated by Herodotus 6.61.3 (accusative duseide/a in the story of King Ariston of Sparta's third wife).
Headword and gloss are often used together by Byzantine writers, especially John Chrysostom (on several occasions), Photius, Simplicius and others.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; medicine; women
Translated by: Stefano Sanfilippo on 22 March 2005@16:50:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; cosmetics) on 23 March 2005@03:27:59.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 19 July 2012@10:02:40.


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