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Headword: Γναφεύς
Adler number: gamma,328
Translated headword: fuller
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Commonly [spelled] with gamma, but in Attic with kappa [i.e. knapheus]. But a knaphos is something spiky, with which they scrape their cloaks. From the [verb] κνῶ , i.e. I scrape.[1]
And search under knapheus.[2]
Greek Original:
Γναφεύς: κοινῶς διὰ τοῦ γ, Ἀττικῶς δὲ διὰ τοῦ κ. κνάφος δέ ἐστιν ἀκανθῶδές τι, ᾧ ξύουσι τὰ ἱμάτια. παρὰ τὸ κνῶ, ὅ ἐστι ξύω. καὶ ζήτει ἐν τῷ κναφεύς.
Notes:
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 166, where the verb γναφεύειν occurs; cf. gamma 329.
[2] kappa 1855.
Keywords: clothing; comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 15 July 2002@10:49:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified and augmented translation; added note and keywords) on 3 September 2002@03:13:09.
David Whitehead (another keyword; betacode and other cosmetics) on 8 June 2012@08:29:01.
David Whitehead on 8 June 2012@08:41:43.

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