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ξυλαμάω

Ἦθος ἀνθρώπῳ δαίμων -> A man's character is his fate
Heraclitus, fr. B 119 Diels
Full diacritics: ξῠλᾰμάω Medium diacritics: ξυλαμάω Low diacritics: ξυλαμάω Capitals: ΞΥΛΑΜΑΩ
Transliteration A: xylamáō Transliteration B: xylamaō Transliteration C: ksylamao Beta Code: culama/w

English (LSJ)

   A plant or sow, usu. of green crops or fodder (opp. σπείρω of cereals), mostly c. dat., ξ. χόρτῳ, χλωροῖς, POxy.499.15 (ii A. D.), PSI4.315.10 (ii A. D.) ; ἀράκῳ POxy.1629.10 (i B. C.) ; but also ξ. κριθήν PFlor.85.21 (i A. D.).

Frisk Etymological English

Grammatical information: v.
Meaning: plant or sow with green crops, fodder (opposite σπείρω), usu. w. dat. (χόρτῳ).
Other forms: Aor. -μῆσαι
Derivatives: ξυλάμησις f., also (backformation) ξυλαμή f. sowing green crops, ξυλαμητής (also -ιστής) f. sowr with green crops (hell., papyri; Mayser I: 3, 127, 66 a. 79)
Origin: XX [etym. unknown]
Etymology: Technical word without etymology. Neither ξύλον nor ἀμάω (ἀμάομαι) seems to give an acceptable connection.

Frisk Etymology German

ξυλαμάω: {ksulamáō}
Forms: Aor. -μῆσαι
Grammar: v.
Meaning: mit Grünfutter besäen (Gegensatz σπείρω), gew. m. Dat. (χόρτῳ usw.).
Derivative: Davon ξυλάμησις f., auch (Rückbildung) ξυλαμή f. das Säen mit Grünsaat, ξυλαμητής (auch -ιστής) f. Säer mit Grünsaat (hell. u. sp. Papyri; Mayser I: 3, 127, 66 u. 79).
Etymology : Technisches Wort ohne Etymologie. Weder ξύλον noch ἀμάω (ἀμάομαι) scheint eine annehmbare Anknüpfung zu bieten.
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