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Headword: Ὀρεοπολῶ
Adler number: omicron,532
Translated headword: I wander in the mountains
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I am involved with mountains.[1] But ὀρεωπολῶ [means] I am involved with donkeys.[2]
[sc. The latter comes] from ὀρεύς , [genitive] ὀρέως ["mule"], which means half-donkey.[3]
Greek Original:
Ὀρεοπολῶ: περὶ τὰ ὄρη ἀναστρέφομαι. Ὀρεωπολῶ δὲ τὸ περὶ τοὺς ὄνους ἀναστρέφομαι. ἐκ τοῦ ὀρεύς, ὀρέως, ὃ σημαίνει ἡμίονον.
[1] cf. ὀρειπολῶ at omicron 551.
[2] This entry aims to distinguish a mountain-word from a mule-word. Chantraine is unsure why compounds of ὀρεύς have an omega for the connecting vowel (cf. omicron 531). Adler reports a similar entry in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[3] See omicron 552.
P. Chantraine, Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue grecque, ed. 2 (Paris 2009) 788-9
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 January 2010@22:02:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 18 January 2010@03:09:11.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 18 January 2010@20:28:23.
David Whitehead on 7 July 2013@08:14:25.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 3 January 2015@01:16:21.


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