NABOKV-L post 0007053, Fri, 8 Nov 2002 18:48:35 -0800

Fw: Fw: versipel f patifolia
EDNOTE. Re Versipel < L. vertere "turn" & pella "skin". Cf.Russ. oboroten' werewolf (changeling)
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From: Mary Krimmel
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2002 5:53 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: versipel f patifolia

Message requiring your approval (27 lines) ------------------ Please forgive if this repeats what has already been seen and said.

By chance seeing "Versipellis (superstition)" in the index of my 1961 Encyclopaedia Britannica, I find in the article on Lycanthropy: "...The Romans used a more general term Versipellis (cf. English 'turnskin') for lycanthropists;..."

"Versipellis" and "cf." are italicized. I can't show that in email.

Mary Krimmel

At 09:24 AM 11/8/02 -0800, you wrote:

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From: Carolyn Kunin
To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 5:09 PM
Subject: versipel f patifolia

To all with foreign dictionaries,

Could we pursue patifolia (Charles's not-for-sleeping bed) as we did versipel? This has been a very fruitful pursuit.

Many thanks,
Carolyn Kunin