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Headword: *karh/atos
Adler number: kappa,376
Translated headword: head's, of a head
Vetting Status: high
[karh/atos means the same as] th=s kefalh=s.
Greek Original:
*karh/atos: th=s kefalh=s.
The headword is a lengthened form of the genitive singular of ka/rh, an epic word for "head" (see LSJ s.v. ka/ra, A). We find virtually the same gloss in one of the scholia to Nicander, Alexipharmaca 133: karh/atos: kefalh=s. Before the Hellenistic poets, karh/atos occurs only once (Homer, Iliad 23.44: web address 1) but thereafter quite often as an epic intertext (e.g. Theocritus, Apollonius Rhodius, Nonnus).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry
Translated by: Richard Hamilton on 20 March 2008@14:05:23.
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David Whitehead (tagging; cosmetics) on 21 March 2008@04:08:08.
David Whitehead on 27 January 2013@09:06:44.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 14 April 2013@21:53:47.


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