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Headword: *basili/s
Adler number: beta,162
Translated headword: queen
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the wife of a king. As also bath-woman, the [wife] of a bath-man.[1]
Greek Original:
*basili/s: h( tou= basile/ws gunh/: w(s kai\ balani/s, h( tou= balane/ws.
Same entry in other lexica. The point is clearer in the Greek: both of these masculine nouns terminate in -eus, and their feminine equivalents in -is.
[1] See already beta 65.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; women
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 6 June 2002@10:13:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 7 June 2002@04:39:17.
Catharine Roth (cosmetic) on 7 June 2002@22:12:02.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 23 May 2012@03:42:14.
David Whitehead on 17 September 2015@09:39:58.


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