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Headword: Νύμφα
Adler number: nu,586
Translated headword: bride, nymph
Vetting Status: high
[νύμφα is the same as] νύμφη . In Ionic dialect.[1] Like τόλμη [Ionic], τόλμα [Attic].[2]
Greek Original:
Νύμφα: νύμφη. Ἰωνικῶς. ὡς τόλμη, τόλμα.
[1] In both Attic and Ionic, νύμφη -- the gloss here -- is nominative; νύμφα (with short alpha) is a vocative in epic. The Doric nominative has a long alpha.
[2] Attic and Herodotus have τόλμα , but later Ionic has τόλμη .
Keyword: dialects, grammar, and etymology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 December 2003@20:59:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 22 December 2003@03:56:47.
David Whitehead on 18 June 2013@04:58:33.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 22 June 2013@18:01:25.


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