βίδην

βίδην
Meaning: εἶδος, κροῦμα, Σοφοκλῆς Α᾽κριδίῳ "ὡς ἐπιψάλλειν βίδην τε καὶ ξυναυλίαν". ἄλλοι βίθυν H. Also βυδοί οἱ μουσικοί, η κροῦμάτι. σοφώς Κρησίν H. Also ψαλεῖ βίδυν LSJSup.
Origin: PG [a word of Pre-Greek origin]
Etymology: Musical term, further unknown. Fur. 194 rightly concludes that the word is Pre-Greek (ι\/υ); the variants confirm this. Note that we do not know which case form we have.

Greek-English etymological dictionary (Ελληνικά-Αγγλικά ετυμολογική λεξικό). . 2010.

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