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Headword: Oreia
Adler number: omicron,540
Translated headword: mountainy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] she who dwells in the mountains.
"[He/she/it] placed these tresses on the enclosure for the mountainy goddess."[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] "mountainy apples", [meaning] those that occur on mountains.[2]
Greek Original:
Oreia: hê en oresin anastrephomenê. tasde theêi chaitas perikleidi thêken oreiai. têi en oresi. kai Oreia mêla, ta en oresi ginomena.
For this adjective see also omicron 541.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.173.5 (Rhianos of Bene (rho 158), 7 Gow-Page, fr. 67 Powell). Quoted more fully at gamma 23, where in place of "on the enclosure" (periklei=di) one finds more plausibly "around the door" (peri\ dikli/di). The goddess in question is probably Cybele. See gamma 23, and Aristophanes, Birds 726.
[2] This appellation for apples is only attested elsewhere in a gloss on the term o)roma/lides in scholia to Theocritus, Idylls 5.94.
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Translated by: William Hutton on 24 February 2010@09:30:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 24 February 2010@10:00:37.
David Whitehead on 7 July 2013@08:33:51.


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