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Headword: Νευράν
Adler number: nu,267
Translated headword: cord of sinew
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a sc. musical] string. The fat intestine of a sheep.
Greek Original:
Νευράν: χορδήν. τὸ παχὺ ἔντερον τοῦ προβάτου.
Notes:
cf. chi 396, with headword and first gloss reversed.
Cords, and strings of instruments, were typically made of sinew in antiquity, hence the use of a word derived from sinew (νεῦρον ) to refer to cords; cf. psi 13, psi 14.
The form is given in the accusative singular, evidently quoted from somewhere; classical instances include Aristotle, History of Animals 540a, and Strabo 2.5.22, 15.1.57, 16.4.10.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; meter and music; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 7 September 2009@07:58:39.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (augmented note, added keywords, raised status) on 9 September 2009@08:58:18.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 September 2009@07:26:08.
David Whitehead on 7 June 2013@06:01:56.

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