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Headword: *nh/xetai
Adler number: nu,360
Translated headword: is buoyant, swims
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he/she/it] dives/swims.
Just as smw= ["I wipe"] [generates] smh/xw ["I wipe off"], so nw= ["I swim"] [does] nh/xw.[1]
Greek Original:
*nh/xetai: kolumba=|. w(s smw=, smh/xw, ou(/tw nw=, nh/xw.
Same or similar entry in other lexica; references at Photius nu213 Theodoridis. The headword must be quoted from somewhere, probably (as Latte on Hesychius claims) Job 11.12 LXX: "But man vainly buoys himself up with words" (Brenton).
[1] The derivation given is correct, with -hx- used as a derivational ending.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; religion
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 6 October 2009@03:48:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 October 2009@06:09:16.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 9 June 2013@07:12:04.
Catharine Roth (typo, coding) on 3 April 2015@10:28:16.
David Whitehead (coding) on 19 May 2016@04:58:49.


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