Re: Fw: Concepts and Words

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Wed Jul 01 1998 - 07:13:57 EDT

At 03:53 AM 7/1/98, Peter Phillips wrote:

>I always understood the root of KUNEW being "cone" or "wedge-shape" - the
>same as "cuneiform" writing being writing made of wedge shapes. Hence the
>person in "proskunates" herself makes a wedge shape with her body - head
>down, 'posterior' up as a sign of obeisance.

How does one look up the history of a root? LSJ doesn't seem to have this
information, at least not in the on-line version.

Texcel Research

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