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Headword: Νείλεως
Adler number: nu,288
Translated headword: Neileos, Neileus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proper name; [the one] which [is] also Neileus in common dialect[1] or Neileus in Aeolic.[2] A colony of his is said [to have gone] into Asia.[3] From, they say, the [word] νέος ['new'] and the word λεώς ['people'] comes Neoleos and by crasis of e and o to the diphthong ei [comes] Neileos, as in Kleosthenes, Kleisthenes, Pleosthenes, Pleisthenes, δέον , δεῖν , πλέον , πλεῖν . Or, they say, from Neleus, genitive Neleos has come Neileos by ascent of the genitive to the nominative and by Boiotian change of the eta to the diphthong ei produced, as in Aeolic with proparoxytonesis.
Greek Original:
Νείλεως: ὄνομα κύριον: ὁ καὶ Νειλεὺς κοινῶς ἢ Νείλευς Αἰολικῶς: οὗ ἀποικία περιᾴδεται εἰς Ἀσίαν. γίνεται, φασί, παρὰ τὸ νέος καὶ τὸ λεὼς Νεόλεως καὶ κράσει τοῦ ε καὶ ο εἰς τὴν ει δίφθογγον Νείλεως, ὁμοίως τῷ Κλεοσθένης, Κλεισθένης, Πλεοσθένης, Πλεισθένης, δέον, δεῖν, πλέον, πλεῖν ἤ, φασίν, ἀπὸ τοῦ Νηλεὺς Νηλέως γενικῆς γέγονεν ἀναδρομῇ τῆς γενικῆς εἰς εὐθεῖαν καὶ τροπῇ Βοιωτικῇ τοῦ η εἰς τὴν ει δίφθογγον Νείλεως, Αἰολικῶς μετὰ προπαροξυτονήσεως.
Notes:
[1] With oxytone accent: Νειλεύς ; cf. nu 312.
[2] With paroxytone accent: Νείλευς .
[3] In various traditions, Erythrai, Miletus, or even the entire Ionian dodecapolis.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; history; mythology
Translated by: Michiel Cock on 12 July 2005@08:23:16.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 13 July 2005@00:48:20.
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 13 July 2005@03:24:36.
David Whitehead (tweaking; raised status) on 7 June 2013@06:57:02.

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