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Headword: Νεῦρον
Adler number: nu,270
Translated headword: sinew, tendon, nerve
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that through which the body's [elements] incline [νεύει ]. Or from the [verb] νέω ["I spin"]; for the nerves are spun through the whole body.
Greek Original:
Νεῦρον: δι' οὗ νεύει τὰ κατὰ σῶμα. ἢ παρὰ τὸ νέω: νεῖται γὰρ τὰ νεῦρα δι' ὅλου τοῦ σώματος.
cf. Orion [Author, Myth] 109.15, Etymologicum Magnum 601.37.
See also nu 266, nu 267, nu 268, nu 269 (and under iota 378).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 November 2009@03:49:13.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks, status) on 24 November 2009@10:06:51.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 24 November 2009@10:16:24.
David Whitehead on 7 June 2013@06:08:33.
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