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Headword: Thermotatai
Adler number: theta,251
Translated headword: hottest, very hot
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they who are] tipsy. "O hottest of women [...], a great blessing to shopkeepers but a plague to us".[1]
Pharoah's daughter who gave birth to Moses was named Thermouthis.[2]
Greek Original:
Thermotatai: methusoi. ô thermotatai gunaikes, mega kapêlois kalon, hêmin de kakon. hoti hê thugatêr Pharaô hê ton Môüsên huiopoiêsasa Thermouthis ônomazeto.
The headword, feminine nominative plural of this superlative, is extracted from the quotation immediately following.
[1] An approximation of Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 735-737 (abridged: see web address 1), with scholion to 737.
[2] Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 2.224-5 (web address 2); cf. mu 1348. (This material does not, of course, belong in the present entry but has merely become subsumed under it because of the woman's name.)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; food; gender and sexuality; historiography; imagery; religion; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 December 2007@08:27:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added links, set status) on 5 December 2007@11:41:39.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 6 December 2007@03:13:17.
David Whitehead on 1 January 2013@08:27:06.


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