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Another Homerisches Wort: τιθαιβώσσω ‘store up’ (Od. 13.106)

Alexander Nikolaev

Boston University, Department of Classical Studies

The meaning and etymology of Greek τιθαιβώσσω are unknown. The purpose of this paper is to review the attestations and propose a novel linguistic analysis, starting not with alleged Indo-European cognates, but rather with familiar grammatical rules of Greek. It is argued that the meaning is ‘to stick in, to deposit’ and the cognate is Latin fīgere ‘insert, fix’.

Session/Panel Title

Lightning Talks 1: Latin and Greek Literature

Session/Paper Number

6.2

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