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Headword: Νεῖλος
Adler number: nu,289
Translated headword: Neilos, Nile
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the river [of that name].[1]
And in the neuter [is attested the term] Νειλομέτριον ["Nile-gauge"], [meaning] the measure of the Nile.[2]
Also [attested is] Νειλῴοις ["Nilotic"].[3]
Also [attested is] Νεῖλος [Nilos, Nilus], a proper name.[4]
For they say Νέϊλος from νέειν ["swimming"] (that is, flowing) ἰλύν ["mud"], so that [the name] is Νέϊλος , [contracted to] Νεῖλος .[5]
See about the Nile under Brahmans.[6]
Greek Original:
Νεῖλος: ὁ ποταμός. καὶ οὐδετέρως Νειλομέτριον, τὸ τοῦ Νείλου μέτρον. καὶ Νειλῴοις. καὶ Νεῖλος, ὄνομα κύριον. Νέϊλος γάρ φασι παρὰ τὸ νέειν, ἤγουν ῥέειν, ἰλύν, ἵνα ᾖ Νέϊλος, Νεῖλος. ζήτει περὶ τοῦ Νείλου ἐν τῷ Βραχμᾶνες.
Notes:
This entry combines material paralleled in other lexica.
[1] See also epsilon 3309.
[2] i.e. an instrument for measuring it. See e.g. Strabo 17.1.48.
[3] Dative plural, masculine or neuter; probably the latter, if the noun implicit is 'waters'. In any event, quoted from somewhere.
[4] For example, Nilus the elder of Sinai (died c.430).
[5] cf. nu 306.
[6] beta 524.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; religion; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 August 2006@20:32:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmeticules) on 23 August 2006@04:41:43.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 7 June 2013@07:04:12.

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