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Headword: Κρήνη
Adler number: kappa,2393
Translated headword: spring
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a fountain. kara ["head"], [gives] karene, [whence] krene. For [it is] a head of the stream or a nymph [kore] of the spring; for they call these [nymphs] daughters.
Greek Original:
Κρήνη: ἡ πηγή. κάρα, καρήνη, κρήνη. κορυφὴ γὰρ τοῦ ῥεύματος ἢ κόρη τοῦ νάματος: καὶ γὰρ θυγατέρας αὐτάς φασι.
Two etymologies (paralleled in other lexica) for κρήνη : from κάρα "head" or from κόρη "maiden, daughter, nymph." LSJ entry at web address 1.
cf. nu 588 to nu 595.
OCD(4) s.v. nymphs
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mythology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 January 2001@01:07:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note, bibliography, keyword; cosmetics) on 30 January 2001@03:57:07.
David Whitehead (restorative and other cosmetics) on 31 August 2002@10:14:51.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 17 March 2013@09:27:27.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2014@07:38:08.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 11 August 2014@00:19:41.


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