Skolikion

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Skolikion grece vermiculus.


Apparatus:

Skolikion AC e f | Skolitrion B {'k' misread as 'tr'}


Translation:

Skolikion is Greek for Latin vermiculus {"little worm, grub"}.


Commentary:

Cf. σκωλήκιον /skōlḗkion/ is the diminutive of σκώληξ /skṓlēx/ "worm, esp.earthworm; grubs or larvae of insects; worms in dung, in decayed matter, in trees and wood".

The word has undergone the late Greek sound change η > ι {/ē/ >/i/}, resulting in /skōlḗkion/ being pronounced /skolíkion/.


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