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Headword: Σκὶψ
Adler number: sigma,633
Translated headword: flea
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[σκίψ ] and [sc. also written as] σκνίψ : types of animalcules.[1] Also [sc. attested is the feminine plural] αἱ σκνῖπες .[2]
Greek Original:
Σκὶψ καὶ Σκνίψ: εἴδη ζωϋφίων. καὶ αἱ σκνῖπες.
Notes:
[1] Of these two nominative singular forms, the one proffered as an alternative here, σκνίψ , is actually the normal form: sigma 640. The headword form itself, σκίψ , is attested only in lexicography and grammars; cf. ps.-Herodian, Epimerismi 127.5-6 (where σκνίψ is identified as a bird or an animalcule), Hesychius sigma1398 (where σκίψ is identified as the name of a bird), Hesychius sigma1046 (where σκνίψ is identified as 'a pale tetragonal animal').
[2] Presumably extracted from somewhere; probably the much-quoted Psalm 104.31 LXX (see at sigma 640).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 25 February 2014@12:25:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 25 February 2014@21:49:30.
David Whitehead (augmented and tweaked notes; another keyword; cosmetics; raised status) on 26 February 2014@03:10:37.
David Whitehead (coding) on 26 May 2016@04:40:37.

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