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Headword: *ai(/matos a)=sai *)/arha
Adler number: alphaiota,195
Translated headword: to sate Ares with blood
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to satisfy with blood.[1] Or to sully with blood and to scratch. For filth [a)/sh] [is] dirtiness. Hence also 'bathtub' [a)sa/minqos], in which they used to bathe, diminishing [minu/qontes] the filth. That is, reducing the dirtiness.[2]
Greek Original:
*ai(/matos a)=sai *)/arha: ai(/matos kore/sai. h)\ ai(/mati molu=nai kai\ xrw=sai. a)/sh ga\r h( r(upari/a. o(/qen kai\ a)sa/minqos, e)n h(=| th\n a)/shn minu/qontes e)lou/onto. o(/ e)sti th\n r(upari/an meiou=ntes.
[1] Likewise in other lexica. From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 5.289, where the headword phrase occurs (web address 1).
[2] See already alpha 4123, and again mu 1098.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; mythology; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 11 February 2003@00:19:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes) on 11 February 2003@03:37:15.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 23 July 2009@05:10:24.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 23 July 2009@11:43:46.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 15 May 2012@04:25:03.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 26 November 2015@03:34:35.


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