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Headword: *)/agbaros
Adler number: alpha,177
Translated headword: Agbaros, Agbarus, Agbar, Abgar, Avgar
Vetting Status: high
A proper name. The king of Edessa [1]. See under "Augaros".[2]
Greek Original:
*)/agbaros: o)/noma ku/rion. o( th=s *)ede/sshs basileu/s. zh/tei e)n tw=| *au)/garos.
[1] The capital of Osroene, in Mesopotamia.
[2] alpha 4409. In fact the most authentic version of the name seems to be Abgar (pronounced Avgar). At least nine Abgars are attested (see OCD(4) s.v. Edessa); so perhaps an hereditary title rather than a name?
Keywords: biography; definition; geography; history
Translated by: Gregory Hays on 23 June 1999@13:17:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics; added notes) on 18 September 2000@09:53:36.
Catharine Roth (Cosmetics.) on 25 January 2001@17:56:01.
Catharine Roth (added another spelling of the name) on 5 November 2007@11:03:02.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 1 August 2011@08:14:13.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 29 July 2014@12:40:21.


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