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Headword: *maxa/onos. *maxa/wn
Adler number: mu,300
Translated headword: Machaon's, of Machaon; Machaon
Vetting Status: high
Name of a doctor;[1] also [i.e. so too is] Cheiron, the centaur.[2] "They were whispering to themselves, those practised in the skills of Machaon and Cheiron, that with the exit of the weapon his soul too would pass away".[3]
Greek Original:
*maxa/onos. *maxa/wn, o)/noma i)atrou=: kai\ *xei/rwn, o( ke/ntauros. dieyiqu/rizon de\ w(s e(autou\s oi( *xei/rwnos kai\ *maxa/onos texnw/menoi meleth/mata, w(s sunekdhmh/sei au)tw=| kai\ h( yuxh\ th=| tou= be/lous e)co/dw|.
The first of these twin headwords is the genitive case of the name, presumably extracted from the quotation given; the second is the nominative.
[1] In Homer's Iliad.
[2] cf. chi 267.
[3] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 2.6.5 (on a soldier with multiple wounds).
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; historiography; history; medicine; military affairs; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 March 2009@07:40:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, new note 1, keyword, status) on 19 March 2009@19:29:28.
David Whitehead (adjusted note numbering) on 20 March 2009@04:11:02.
David Whitehead on 9 May 2013@05:24:00.
David Whitehead on 4 July 2015@11:22:16.

Headword: *niko/maxos
Adler number: nu,399
Translated headword: Nikomachos, Nicomachus
Vetting Status: high
A doctor, and himself [sc. also] from Stageira;[1] son of Machaon[2] the son of Asclepius;[3] [the man] from whom was descended Nicomachus the father of Aristotle the philosopher, himself also a doctor. He wrote 6 volumes on medicine and 1 on physics.[4]
Greek Original:
*niko/maxos, i)atro/s, kai\ au)to\s *stageiri/ths, *maxa/onos tou= *)asklhpiou= ui(o/s: e)c ou(= kath/geto *niko/maxos, o( path\r *)aristote/lous tou= filoso/fou, kai\ au)to\s i)atro/s. e)/grayen i)atrikw=n bibli/a #2#, kai\ fusikw=n a#.
See already, in brief, under alpha 3929.
[1] A cross-reference back to nu 398.
[2] See mu 300, and generally OCD(4) s.v.
[3] No Suda entry, but see generally OCD(4) s.v.
[4] This final sentence displays confusion with nu 398.
Keywords: biography; geography; medicine; mythology; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 October 2005@05:13:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 23 October 2005@12:17:43.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 24 October 2005@03:00:55.
David Whitehead on 10 June 2013@03:16:02.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2014@04:31:01.

Headword: *podalei/rios
Adler number: pi,1840
Translated headword: Podaleirios, Podalirius
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
Greek Original:
*podalei/rios: o)/noma ku/rion.
He and his brother Machaon (mu 300), sons of Asklepios, were amongst the unsuccessful suitors of Helen; he later fought at Troy, cured Philoctetes, etc.: see Perseus Encyclopedia at web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; gender and sexuality; medicine; military affairs; mythology; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 October 2002@07:39:38.
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Catharine Roth (added link) on 6 October 2002@01:18:25.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 19 March 2009@07:21:25.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2013@07:05:29.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 29 January 2016@11:37:02.


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