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Headword: *)iakxa/zousi
Adler number: iota,10
Translated headword: they call on Bacchus
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they call out, they guard.[1] Herodotus [sc. uses the word].[2]
Greek Original:
*)iakxa/zousi: le/gousi, fula/ttousin. *(hro/dotos.
[1] Iacchus is another name for Bacchus a.k.a Dionysus (iota 11). The literal meaning of the headword is "they say Iacchus." See LSJ entry at web address 1. "Guarding" seems to be a different interpretation of the passage in Herodotus (next note), as referring to the secrecy of the mysteries.
[2] Herodotus 8.65.4 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; religion
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 12 December 1999@14:21:18.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified note; added link) on 5 September 2001@22:51:18.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 6 September 2001@01:44:29.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2013@04:13:45.


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