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Headword: Ὄφις
Adler number: omicron,1007
Translated headword: serpent
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
From the [noun] ἰός ["venom"], in a transposition [becoming] ὄϊς ["sheep"]; and with addition of phi, ὄφις .[1]
See under 'argolai'.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὄφις: ἀπὸ τοῦ ἰός, ὄϊς ἐν ὑπερθέσει: καὶ πλεονασμῷ τοῦ φ ὄφις. ζήτει ἐν τῷ Ἀργόλαι.
Notes:
[1] This fanciful etymology appears also in Etymologicum Magnum 644.7.
[2] alpha 3781.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 May 2010@01:31:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 30 May 2010@04:50:23.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2013@07:03:55.

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