ἄσβολος

ἄσβολος
Grammatical information: f. (m.)
Meaning: `soot' (Hippon.). ἀσβολόεν μέγα, ὑψηλόν (= ψολόεν Latte), μέλαν H. (for μέγα read also μέλαν; its final ν was read as υ, which led to the interpretation of υψολοεν as ὑψηλόν).
Other forms: Also ἀσβόλη f. (Semon.)
Origin: PG [a word of Pre-Greek origin]
Etymology: Unknown. One compared words for `ashes', `dry', like Gr. ἄζω `wither', Goth. azgo, OHG. asca `ashes'. But -βόλος would remain unclear; hardly to βάλλω. Fur. 154f considers it a substr. word, which is undoubtedly correct: note the rare group -σβ-. He compares σποδός `soot', which is unexplained. He further points to σποδίτης (ἄρτος) `bread baked in hot ashes', which is also called σπολεύς (Philet. ap. Ath. 3, 114e; corrected by Frisk to *σποδεύς!) For δ\/λ cf. λαβύρινθος, Myc. dapu₂rito-. Finally, 393 n. 21 he asks whether the group is identical with ψόλος `soot' (A.); I think that this is most probable (but not to ψόθος `dirt'); on σπ\/ψ Fur. 393.
Page in Frisk: 1,160-161

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

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