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Headword: Νήϊδα
Adler number: nu,305
Translated headword: unknowing
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] inexperienced, uneducated,[1] weak.[2]
But Neides [are] nymphs.[3]
Greek Original:
Νήϊδα: ἄπειρον, ἀμαθῆ, ἀσθενῆ. Νηί̈δες δὲ νύμφαι.
Notes:
[1] The headword is an adjective, from the negative prefix *ne and the root wid- "know", here in the feminine accusative singular. Same or similar glossing in other lexica (references at Photius nu180 Theodoridis), and cf. also a scholion on Homer, Iliad 7.198, where it occurs (web address 1). See also nu 306.
[2] From the prefix *ne- and ἴς (*wis) "strength" (iota 603).
[3] Naiad Ναϊάς , Ionic Νηϊάς , also Ναΐς and Νηΐς ; from νάω "flow." See also nu 306, nu 14.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; mythology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 August 2009@00:49:32.
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