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Headword: Λαιετόν
Adler number: lambda,177
Translated headword: antique (?)
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] that which is ancient(?).
Greek Original:
Λαιετόν: τὸ ἀρχαῖον.
Notes:
Neuter nominative/accusative singulars. For the headword's intensifying prefix lai- cf. lambda 187, lambda 188. The present compound, unattested outside lexicography, presumably means 'of excessive years' (cf. epsilon 3329).
[But NB: Dr Nick Nicholas suggests a quite different interpretation of this entry, citing Hesychius lambda163 s.v. λάιτον: ἀρχεῖον and ps.-Zonaras λαίετον: τὸ ἀρχεῖον ; see under lambda 202.]
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 28 March 2005@20:28:06.
Vetted by:
Antonella Ippolito on 28 March 2005@20:55:36.
David Whitehead (added note and another keyword; cosmetics) on 29 March 2005@02:40:35.
David Whitehead (added material from Dr Nick Nicholas; tweaks) on 16 March 2009@04:26:10.
David Whitehead on 4 April 2013@03:57:27.

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