Lexeme – Details – grain-3

Lexeme

Transcription
grain-3
Script
IPA
Meaning
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Note
Gr. ὄμπνη f. ‘food, corn’, plur. ‘cake of flour and honey, honeycombs’. Etym: Pre-Greek, according to RB, who nonetheless notes that the word has been "traditionally connected with Skt. ápnas- [n.] 'produce, property, possession', ON. efni [n.] < PGm. *afniya- 'material, goods' (also ON. efna , OE. æfnan v. 'to carry out, work'), Hitt. ḫappin-ant- 'rich'. The inner nasal in Greek was explained by anticipation of the suffix, and ὄμπη by dissimilation from this form. These assumptions are ad hoc and therefore doubtful" (RB).
Robert Beekes (with the assistance of Lucien van Beek). "ὄμπνη" in: Etymological Dictionary of Greek. Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online. Edited by Alexander Lubotsky. Brill, 2014. Brill Online. August 6, 2014. < http://iedo.brillonline.nl.ludwig.lub.lu.se/dictionaries/lemma.html?id=8024 >

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Sources

Source
Robert Farren, PIE culture words collection, 2017
[Farren (2017)]
Location
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