Under χελύ̄νιον, there are two instances of an interesting explanation that I have not encountered in LSJ before: 'Dim. (in form only) of foreg.'. We are all too ready to use diminutive as a semantic/functional rather than a derivational/formal label.
Also in this entry, we are told which section of the 'foreg.' is involved.
Note too the mention of a f.l. for χελώνια II, Lxx De.34.7 cod.Alex. - perhaps a little too much precise or redundant information for the entry. Also curious is the citation from a (new) periodical or serial of 1932.
The entry is much shorter in LS4. These accretions might well speak volumes about the later work for LSJ, including its treatment of Septuagintal material.
Thursday, 15 September 2011
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