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Headword: *kne/fei
Adler number: kappa,1861
Translated headword: at dusk, at twilight
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] in darkness. From the nominative kne/fos.[1] Thus Aelian [sc. uses the word].[2]
"Not according to your word will I scrape each phrase, but from your lekythion I will destroy the prologues."[3]
Greek Original:
*kne/fei: sko/tei. a)po\ th=s kne/fos eu)qei/as. ou(/tws *ai)liano/s. ou) kat' e)/pos ge/ sou kni/sw to\ r(h=m' e(/kaston, a)ll' a)po\ lhkuqi/ou sou tou\s prolo/gous diafqerw=.
[1] See also kappa 1859, kappa 1860.
[2] Aelian fr. 156 Domingo-Forasté (153 Hercher).
[3] Aristophanes Frogs 1198-1200, from lambda 436. It has no connection with the present headword; Aemilius Portus (edition of 1630) referred it to kappa 1874, where the verb kni/zw ["I scrape"] is discussed.
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 December 2008@01:03:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 December 2008@03:06:33.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 8 November 2012@02:09:18.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 5 March 2013@05:52:31.
Catharine Roth (another keyword) on 29 September 2019@22:24:39.


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