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Headword: Ψῖχες
Adler number: psi,117
Translated headword: morsels
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
In the masculine οἱ ψῖχες [is the nominative plural] and τοὺς ψῖχας [is the accusative plural].[1]
But the Theologian says in the feminine "an accompanying morsel, the least [thing]."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the diminutive] ψιχίον ["crumb"].
Greek Original:
Ψῖχες: ἀρσενικῶς οἱ ψῖχες καὶ τοὺς ψῖχας. ὁ δὲ Θεολόγος θηλυκῶς λέγει: ψὶξ παραδραμοῦσα τὸ φαυλότατον. καὶ Ψιχίον.
Notes:
[1] cf. psi 112.
[2] From Gregory of Nazianzus, Orations 40 (PG 36.376d, with the comma supplied here).
Keywords: Christianity; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 December 2005@23:48:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 29 December 2005@03:48:13.
David Whitehead (tweak) on 25 July 2006@07:17:23.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 6 November 2013@07:55:54.
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