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Headword: *zhrunqi/a
Adler number: zeta,86
Translated headword: Zerynthia
Vetting Status: high
[An epithet of] Aphrodite.
Also [sc. attested is] Zerynthion.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] 'Zerinthan cave', where they used to sacrifice dogs.
There the mysteries of the Korybantes and of Hekate took place. Look under the entry "But if someone."[2]
Greek Original:
*zhrunqi/a: h( *)afrodi/th. kai\ *zhru/nqion. kai\ *zh/rinqon a)/ntron, e)n w(=| tou\s ku/nas e)/quon. e)/nqa h)=n ta\ tw=n *koruba/ntwn kai\ th=s *(eka/ths musth/ria. zh/tei e)n tw=| a)ll' ei)/ tis.
Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. Zerynthos: "a city and a cave of Hekate in Thrace. Lycophron [says: Alexandra line 77] 'Zerynthan[sic] cave of the dog-sacrificing [goddess]'."
[1] Adjective perhaps quoted from Nicander, Theriaca 462.
[2] alpha 1164 (and see also under sigma 79).
Keywords: geography; mythology; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 23 May 2002@08:05:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 23 May 2002@09:40:38.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 30 November 2012@04:08:05.


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