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Headword: Memphis
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:
Memphis: onoma kurion: Mempheôs: hê dotikê Memphei: kai thêlukon hê Memphis. Apis, theos Aiguptou: touton Aiguptioi selênêi timôsi. kai hieros ên hode ho bous tês selênês, hôsper ho Memphis tou hêliou.
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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