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Headword: *brotoloigo/s
Adler number: beta,554
Translated headword: mortal-bane
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who destroys mortals.
"Just as the poets say, they two were mortal-banes."[1]
Greek Original:
*brotoloigo/s: o( tou\s brotou\s diafqei/rwn. w(/sper oi( poihtai\ le/gousi, brotoloigw\ h)/sthn.
See also beta 553. The headword, repeated here, is an epithet of Ares in Homer and elsewhere.
[1] Procopius, Secret History 12.14, referring to the emperor Justinian and his wife Theodora. (The precise phrase used is not, in fact, independently preserved in poetry.)
Keywords: biography; definition; epic; ethics; historiography; mythology; poetry; women
Translated by: Sean M. Redmond on 7 October 2001@09:30:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 8 October 2001@03:16:12.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; more keywords; tweaks) on 13 June 2011@10:17:15.
David Whitehead on 4 June 2012@04:06:30.
David Whitehead on 24 September 2015@03:05:55.


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