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Headword: Καλάμη
Adler number: kappa,195
Translated headword: stalk; stubble
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[The term is taken] from wood [κᾶλον ], [i.e.] timber;[1] but [it is] the same from "burning" [καύσεως ].[2]
Greek Original:
Καλάμη: ἀπὸ τοῦ κάλου, τοῦ ξύλου: αὐτὸ δὲ ἀπὸ τῆς καύσεως.
Notes:
[1] For this equivalence cf. kappa 186, kappa 201, kappa 211, kappa 247
[2] The mention of burning is mysterious; perhaps it is connected with the meaning "stubble" which is what is left of stalks of grain after fields are harvested or burnt. According to LSJ, κᾶλον may be related to the verb καίω "burn."
cf. generally kappa 194, kappa 197, kappa 198.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 March 2008@02:44:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; cosmetics) on 10 March 2008@06:40:06.
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