Tag: Suda

Old Man Hare: Etymology

By: | Post date: 2009-08-30 | Comments: 1 Comment
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Mediaeval Greek
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I didn’t get to hit the books on Old Man Hare, but I’ve had enough feedback from readers and blegs that I can tell somewhat more of a story than last time. Let’s start with what we know.Byzantine: We know of four mediaeval instances of the word. In Suda, 10th century, λαγώγηρως is used to […]

Old Man Hare

By: | Post date: 2009-08-12 | Comments: 16 Comments
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Mediaeval Greek, Modern Greek
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[EDIT: followup post] As I already mentioned in the past, the occasional Early Modern Greek word ends up in LSJ, because it has been used in a scholion to explain an Ancient word, and LSJ figured they’ll take all the help they can get. Such a word is λαγόγηρως. Literally, it’s “Old Man Hare”. Actually, […]

pessos and pinsus: a pedimental peculiarity

By: | Post date: 2009-05-28 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Ancient Greek, Linguistics, Modern Greek
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Sorry about that title. I promise not to do that too often. Over the last several months, I’ve been contributing translations to the Suda On Line project. (See writeup of project.) The Suda is a 10th century encyclopaedia cum dictionary, and often preserves information about Ancient Greece not available elsewhere. It also provides a lot […]

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