Cathemerinos

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Cathemerinos et amphimerinos greci tipum quottidianum vocant Cassius felix capitulo de febre quottidiana.


Apparatus:

Cathemerinos AC ef | Catemerĩos B

amphimerinos AC f | amphemerinos e | ãfimerinos B

greci tipum quottidianum vocant | g. u. t. q. f

quottidianũ A f | cotidianũ B e | cottidianũ C

febre om. e

quottidiana (-dia f) A f | cotidiana B e | cottidiana C


Translation:

Cathemerinos and amphimerinos are the terms the Greeks use for quotidian fever according to Cassius Felix in his chapter De febre quottidiana {"On quotidian fever"}.


Commentary:

Greek καθημερινός /kathēmerinós/ is a compound adjective made up of the prefix κατα- /kata-/, here in its pre-asper variant καθ- /kath-/ {"each"} + ἡμερινός //hēmerinós/ "daily" < ἡμέρα /hēméra/ "day".

According to LSJ καθημερινός /kathēmerinós/ later replaced the term that has the same meaning: ἀμφημερινός /amphēmerinós/. The latter is also a compound adjective with the prefix ἀμφι- /amphi-/, here in its pre-asper variant ἀμφ- /amph-/ {"the extent of; during"} + ἡμερινός /hēmerinós/.

Simon is referring to Cassius Felix De medicina, 59, ed. Fraisse (2001: 165). Ad typum cotidianum {"On quotidian fever"} § 1, or in the Rose edition (1879: 147), line 21f. [[1]]: Typus cotidianus graeco vocabulo amfemerinos sive cathemerinos appellatur … "Quotidian fever is referred to by the Greek terms amfemerinos or cathemerinos".

See also: Anfimerina

WilfGunther 24/10/2013


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