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Headword: Ἡμίφωνον
Adler number: eta,356
Translated headword: semivowel; half able to speak
Vetting Status: high
[no gloss]
Greek Original:
Same entry, according to Adler, in the unedited Laurentianus 59.16.
As a grammatical term, ἡμίφωνον designates sounds like r and s (so e.g. Aristotle, Poetics 1456b27). The 'half able to speak' sense is found in Galen. See generally LSJ s.v.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; philosophy; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 September 2006@00:59:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 7 September 2006@03:20:41.
David Whitehead (another note) on 17 December 2012@06:26:18.
Catharine Roth (tweaked punctuation) on 20 December 2012@01:42:16.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 24 January 2015@00:27:29.
David Whitehead (coding) on 23 April 2016@07:02:49.


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