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Headword: *brotoloigo/s
Adler number: beta,553
Translated headword: mortal-bane
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a destroyer, [sc. specifically] one who destroys mortals.[1]
In [the] Epigrams: "Ares mortal-bane, may you grant it equally to all to carry off the spoils."[2]
Greek Original:
*brotoloigo/s: o( o)le/qrios, o( tou\s brotou\s o)loqreu/wn. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: *)/ares brotoloige\, sku=la fe/rein dw/|hs pa=sin a)p' a)ntipa/lwn.
See also beta 554.
[1] More fully in Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon 53.4-5, specifying Ares. An earlier entry there (41.11) has quoted the phrase *)/arhs te brotoloigo/s from Iliad 5.518.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.91.5-6.
Keywords: definition; epic; military affairs; poetry; religion
Translated by: Sean M. Redmond on 7 October 2001@09:40:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 8 October 2001@03:07:45.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; tweaks) on 13 June 2011@10:11:52.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 4 June 2012@04:04:44.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 16 August 2012@00:28:42.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 3 April 2015@00:53:29.
David Whitehead on 24 September 2015@03:04:23.


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