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Headword: Εἰλιγγιῶ
Adler number: epsiloniota,120
Translated headword: I am suffering from vertigo
Vetting Status: high
The verb [is spelled] with a diphthong [as the first syllable]; it means I am feeling dizzy. This is what Syracusans refer to as σίελος . But the [related] noun [is] ἴλιγγος [spelled] with an iota. "For because of fear I am suffering from vertigo".[1]
Greek Original:
Εἰλιγγιῶ: τὸ μὲν ῥῆμα διὰ διφθόγγου: ἀντὶ τοῦ σκοτοδινιῶ. τοῦτο δὲ οἱ Συρακούσιοι σίελον λέγουσι. τὸ δὲ ὄνομα ἴλιγγος διὰ τοῦ ι. ὑπὸ τοῦ δέους γὰρ εἰλιγγιῶ.
Glossarium Italioticum 16 Kassel-Austin.
cf. iota 316 (and epsiloniota 121).
[1] Aristophanes, Acharnians 581 (here compressed, see web address 1), preceded by comment from the scholia there. (For sielos see sigma 385.)
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 August 2005@09:16:45.
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