from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of small moths, of the family Phycidæ. The larva of D. convolutella is the gooseberry fruit-worm.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • There are some examples for d/l alteration on indo-european ground. we can find it in greek 'to dakru/dakruma' changed into latin 'lacrima' and in latin variation 'odor' and 'olere' originating from the same IE root. although I couldn't find any example concerning such a change in archaic greek.

    A Pre-Greek name for Odysseus


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