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Headword: *me/mfis
Adler number: mu,583
Translated headword: Memphis
Vetting Status: high
A proper noun; [the genitive is] *me/mfews; the dative [is] *me/mfei; and [there is] also a feminine h( *me/mfis.
Apis, an Egyptian god; Egyptians honour him with a moon. And this ox was sacred to the moon, just as Memphis [is] to the sun.[1]
Greek Original:
*me/mfis: o)/noma ku/rion: *me/mfews: h( dotikh\ *me/mfei: kai\ qhluko\n h( *me/mfis. *)/apis, qeo\s *ai)gu/ptou: tou=ton *ai)gu/ptioi selh/nh| timw=si. kai\ i(ero\s h)=n o(/de o( bou=s th=s selh/nhs, w(/sper o( *me/mfis tou= h(li/ou.
cf. Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica s.v. Memphis (and for Memphis the city mu 584).
[1] From alpha 3201 (q.v.).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; religion; zoology
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 18 August 2007@09:12:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword; cosmetics) on 19 August 2007@06:20:50.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 16 May 2013@04:21:14.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 December 2014@23:20:49.


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