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Headword: Γειοκόμον
Adler number: gamma,216
Translated headword: land-cultivator
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a neighborhood.
Greek Original:
Γειοκόμον: τὸ γειτνίαμα.
Note:
The headword occurs only here and, earlier, in Hesychius (gamma268), but is differently understood by each lexicographer. Hesychius evidently takes the headword to be the accusative case of a masculine noun γειοκόμος , meaning "one who cultivates land" (as it ought to, considering the paroxytone accentuation). The Suda's neuter singular gloss γειτνίαμα belongs with a later entry, γειτόνημα , in Hesychius. This looks like a slip on the Suda's part.
Keywords: agriculture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 July 2002@01:50:13.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note) on 11 July 2002@12:11:10.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; other tweaking) on 7 June 2012@04:10:12.
David Whitehead on 28 September 2015@03:12:52.

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