Re: Lexical help with KATAKLHRONOMEW

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Wed Apr 07 1999 - 11:25:43 EDT

At 8:06 AM -0700 4/7/99, Al Lukaszewski wrote:
>I did not think to look under -DOTEW. Would you (or someone else on list)
>be willing to render a guess how a bi-labial such as M took on a T sound?
>Do you think it is partial consonantal assimilation from the D ( <N)?

More recent printings of LSJ tend to alphabetize groups of words in
paragraphs that build on shared base-elements, in this case KATA-KLHRO-.
There's no suggestion that KATAKLHRODOTEW means the same thing or is
pronounced the same way (except for those first four syllables!) as
KATAKLHRONOMEW; it is simply a device for saving a little bit of space on a
page in a huge reference work by grouping words with shared elements (and
shorter dictionary entries) in common paragraphs. BUT you might note that
the entry which I copied and pasted from the Perseus LSJ was identical with
what I found in the 1996 LSJ-Glare in my office--and I got it by typing
katakle^ronomeo^ into the entry-blank at the site.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
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