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Headword: *)alei=ptai
Adler number: alpha,1157
Translated headword: anointers, masseurs, trainers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] those working for the [sc. athletics] contests.
The Theologian [writes]: "trainers of excellence".[1]
Also [sc. attested is the singular] a)lei/pths, [meaning] the contest-director.[2]
Greek Original:
*)alei=ptai: oi( pro\s tou\s a)gw=nas e)paskou=ntes. o( *qeolo/gos: a)lei=ptai th=s a)reth=s. kai\ *)alei/pths, o( a)gwnoqe/ths.
Likewise in the Synagoge.
[1] Gregory of Nazianus PG 36,500c.
[2] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
Keywords: athletics; Christianity; definition; ethics; imagery; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 25 April 2000@19:46:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 28 January 2001@07:07:45.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 12 June 2002@07:51:28.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 5 February 2012@06:40:20.
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