ἀρπεδής

ἀρπεδής (ἁρ-)
Grammatical information: adj.
Meaning: `flat' (Nic. Th. 420).
Other forms: Sometimes with spir. asper. Cf. ἐρπεδόεσσα (-δοσσα ms.) ἐπίπεδος H.
Derivatives: ἀρπεδόεις (Antim. Col.). Denom. ἀρπεδίσαι ὁμαλίσαι, ἐδαφίσαι H.
Origin: PG [a word of Pre-Greek origin]X [probably]
Etymology: Connection with πέδον (cf. ἄ-πεδος `flat') leads nowhere. Since antiquity derived from ἀρι-πεδής (Did., Hdn.), which is rightly rejected by Frisk. Szemerényi elaborates this idea (Syncope, 277, 288). Cf. Grošelj, Živa Ant. 7 (1957) 225f. - If the gloss with ἐ- is reliable, a substr. word. (Frisk refers to ἔρθυρις = ἐρίθυρις, to show ἐρ- \< ἐρι-?).
Page in Frisk: 1,149-150

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

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  • ἁρπεδές — ἁρπεδής flat masc/fem voc sg ἁρπεδής flat neut nom/voc/acc sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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