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Headword: Αἷμα
Adler number: alphaiota,187
Translated headword: blood
Vetting Status: high
[Blood] and family. "I claim to be of this family and blood."[1] And the most vital of the four humors which are in us.[2] Sophocles in Electra calls the knife "blood."[3]
Greek Original:
Αἷμα: καὶ τὸ γένος. ταύτης τοι γενεῆς τε καὶ αἵματος εὔχομαι εἶναι. καὶ τὸ ἐν ἡμῖν τεσσάρων χυμῶν τὸ καιριώτατον. Σοφοκλῆς δ' ἐν Ἠλέκτρᾳ τὴν μάχαιραν αἷμά φησιν.
(For this headword see already alphaiota 186.)
Same or similar entry in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon.
[1] Homer, Iliad 6.211, with scholion.
[2] If this sentence is a quotation, it is unidentifiable.
[3] Sophocles, Electra 1395.
Keywords: definition; epic; imagery; medicine; philosophy; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 November 2002@19:29:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 22 November 2002@03:26:09.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 May 2012@09:51:50.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 3 April 2015@00:22:00.


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