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Headword: Μυλιόωντες
Adler number: mu,1410
Translated headword: teeth-gnashing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they who are] lamenting.
Greek Original:
Μυλιόωντες: θρηνοῦντες.
The headword participle, from the rare verb μυλιάω , is quoted from Hesiod, Works and Days 530 (web address 1). It refers there to something other than the present gloss suggests: teeth-chattering or -grinding of woodland animals in wintertime. (The scholia there do better; see also Etymologicum Magnum s.v.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 July 2009@08:28:48.
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Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 6 August 2009@17:03:05.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 7 August 2009@03:14:23.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2013@04:53:52.
David Whitehead on 18 May 2016@11:19:24.


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