βαμβραδών

βαμβραδών, -όνος
Grammatical information: f.
Meaning: kind of sprat (Epich.).
Other forms: βεμβράς (Aristomen.), μεμβράς; βεβράδα ἀθερίνην H
Derivatives: μεμβραφύα s. ἀφύη
Origin: PG [a word of Pre-Greek origin]X [probably]
Etymology: One has derived the word from βράζω, comparing βαμβρασμός καχλασμός; βαμβράσσει ὀργίζεται (Cyr.) in the idea that the fish was called after the sound it makes (`when fried?', adds DELG); on the principle s. Strömberg Fischnamen 63ff. Improbable; rather Pre-Gr., given the variants. For the formation cf. τενθρηδών, τερηδών (Schwyzer 529f., Chantr., Form. 360f.).
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Greek-English etymological dictionary (Ελληνικά-Αγγλικά ετυμολογική λεξικό). . 2010.

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