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Headword: Ἥλιος
Adler number: eta,237
Translated headword: sun
Vetting Status: high
[So called] from the genitive ἁλός ["of salt"].
Greek Original:
Ἥλιος: ἀπὸ τῆς ἁλὸς γενικῆς.
cf. alpha 1237 (and Etymologicum Magnum 426.50). The adjective ἅλιος "marine" is derived from ἅλς "salt," but the name of the sun is not.
See also eta 118, eta 235, eta 236, eta 239.
Keyword: dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 July 2006@16:42:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 27 July 2006@03:10:08.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 13 December 2012@06:07:28.
David Whitehead (coding) on 22 April 2016@10:21:13.


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