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Headword: Λιχανός
Adler number: lambda,629
Translated headword: licking, licking-finger, forefinger
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the finger next to the thumb; [spelled] with an iota.[1]
[In other words,] λείχω ["I lick"], [but] λιχανός ; [sc. and on the same principle] οἰκτείρω ["I pity"], [but] οἰκτιρμός ["compassion"]; σείω ["I shake"], [but] σῖτος ["grain"].[2]
Greek Original:
Λιχανός: ὁ μετὰ τὸν ἀντίχειρα δάκτυλος: διὰ τοῦ ι. λείχω, λιχανός: οἰκτείρω, οἰκτιρμός: σείω, σῖτος.
[1] For the headword cf. under alpha 3031 (= pi 1780).
[2] The last of these purported connections is dubious.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 January 2007@06:15:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented translation, set status) on 20 January 2007@00:46:10.
David Whitehead (note) on 20 January 2007@04:15:50.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 14 June 2009@09:44:14.
David Whitehead on 21 April 2013@07:14:42.


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