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Headword: Κρῆσσα
Adler number: kappa,2397
Translated headword: Cretan [woman]
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the woman from Crete.
Also [sc. attestes is the masculine] Kres ["Cretan [man]]."[1]
Also [sc. attested is] Kressaia thalassa ["Cretan Sea"]. But Krisaios kolpos ["Crisaean Gulf"] [sc. is different].[2]
Greek Original:
Κρῆσσα: ἡ Κρητικὴ γυνή. καὶ Κρής. καὶ Κρησσαῖα θάλασσα. Κρισαῖος δὲ κόλπος.
Notes:
[1] See LSJ at web address 1. This part of the entry may come, Adler suggests, from epsilon 2471.
[2] From kappa 2442, where both sea and gulf are Crisean.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 January 2001@23:58:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 25 May 2001@09:48:09.
David Whitehead (restorative and other cosmetics) on 31 August 2002@10:16:24.
David Whitehead on 17 March 2013@09:34:05.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note and link) on 11 September 2013@23:50:00.

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