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Headword: Νῆσις
Adler number: nu,342
Translated headword: Nesis
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Nesis, genitive] Νήσιδος : name of a city,[1] and name of a goddess.[2]
But [sc. note that differently-accented] Νησῖδος [is] the [genitive of the] diminutive.
In the Epigrams: "the sea-worn reefs of the coastal islet".[3]
Greek Original:
Νῆσις, Νήσιδος: ὄνομα πόλεως, καὶ ὄνομα θεᾶς. Νησῖδος δὲ τὸ ὑποκοριστικόν. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: ἀκταίης νησῖδος ἁλιξάντοισι χοιράσι.
Notes:
Despite the primary glosses, it is not certain whether this headword is anything other than the diminutive of νῆσος (nu 343), i.e. "islet".
[1] Not otherwise attested as such (but merely that of a small river, the present-day Mzymta, flowing into the NE Black Sea).
[2] Not otherwise attested as such.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.89.1-2; from alpha 1236.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; poetry; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 September 2008@04:49:08.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmeticules, status) on 6 September 2008@01:07:18.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 7 September 2008@05:24:50.
David Whitehead on 28 July 2011@06:42:28.
David Whitehead on 9 June 2013@06:05:00.

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