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Headword: *kuanw/tatos
Adler number: kappa,2582
Translated headword: bluest, most blue, very blue
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] darkest/most dark/very dark.
Greek Original:
*kuanw/tatos: melanw/tatos.
The headword is a superlative form of the adjective kuano/s. This form of it, the nominative singular masculine, is attested nowhere else, but might simply be paradigmatic. All other extant forms are confined to Philostratus' Life of Apollonius of Tyana (and the epitome of it in Photius' Library) and the Imagines by him or a namesake.
For the glossing cf. kappa 2580, kappa 2581.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 28 April 2008@14:59:57.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 28 April 2008@15:48:27.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 29 April 2008@07:17:48.
David Whitehead (expanded note; tweaking) on 19 March 2013@07:50:05.


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