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Headword: Knizôn
Adler number: kappa,1874
Translated headword: scratching
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with an accusative. [Meaning someone] distressing, or cutting.[1]
From the [verb] knw=, [meaning] I cut/strike. This [comes] from knw= ["I grate"], [that is] kinw= ["I move"]. *knw= [gives] knh/qw ["I scratch"] [and] kni/zw, [meaning] I scrape thinly from the surface.[2]
"But with a scratching plow scraping [the soil] with small clods."[3]
Greek Original:
Knizôn: aitiatikêi. lupôn, ê temnôn. para to knô, to koptô. touto para to knô, to kinô. knô, knêthô, knizô, to ex epipolês kai ischnôs xuô. all' arotrôi brachubôlon epiknizonti charassôn.
For the headword see also kappa 1875, epsilon 514, epsilon 515.
[1] Present participle (masculine nominative singular), similarly glossed in other lexica; evidently quoted from somewhere (probably Theocritus, Idylls 6.25; cf. the scholia thereto).
[2] Herodian the grammarian, in Eustathius' Commentary on the Odyssey 1745.64 and 1746.12. On hypothetical monosyllabic verbs, see phi 394 (Philoxenos of Alexandria).
[3] Greek Anthology 6.238.3 (Apollonides). Other excerpts from this epigram appear at pi 1940 and pi 1946.
Keywords: agriculture; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 October 2003@01:34:13.
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David Whitehead (added x-ref; cosmetics) on 18 October 2003@07:18:43.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 6 October 2005@11:27:39.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 21 November 2006@01:04:02.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 21 November 2006@03:02:17.
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added keyword) on 21 November 2006@10:47:00.
David Whitehead on 5 March 2013@06:33:29.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 9 March 2013@00:19:40.
David Whitehead (tweak) on 1 May 2016@09:49:23.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 9 May 2016@01:00:04.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 20 December 2016@13:46:47.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 30 September 2019@00:26:10.
Catharine Roth (cross-references) on 30 September 2019@00:29:55.


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