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Headword: Πείκειν
Adler number: pi,1444
Translated headword: to card, to shear
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to comb.
Greek Original:
Πείκειν: κτενίζειν.
Adler reports an identical entry in the Ambrosian Lexicon (563); cf. Etymologicum Gudianum and a scholion on Hesiod, Works and Days 775, where the phrase ὄις πείκειν "to shear sheep" occurs (web address 1). Apollonius the Sophist, ps.-Herodian, and Hesychius gloss the infinitive with ξαίνειν "to card." The verb is usually πέκω (pi 918), but (besides the infinitive in Hesiod), πείκετε is attested in Homer (Odyssey 18.316).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 December 2011@00:39:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 29 December 2011@03:56:20.
David Whitehead on 2 October 2013@06:32:19.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 July 2014@01:30:39.


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