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Headword: *xernh=tis
Adler number: chi,208
Translated headword: laboring-woman
Vetting Status: high
A widow, one who makes her living from [the work of] her hands, living by handiwork.
"[...] he sneaked away at dusk with the laborers who were going out to the fields."[1]
Also [sc. attested is] xernh/ths, a working man, in the masculine.[2]
In the Epigrams: "with which they maintained their day-laborer life for a long time, Athena..."[3]
"He tried to make his daughters into wool-workers and laboring-women."[4]
Greek Original:
*xernh=tis: xh/ra, h( a)po\ xeirw=n zw=sa, xeiro/bios. o( de\ u(po\ tw=| kne/fa su\n toi=s xernh/tais toi=s e)pi\ tou\s a)grou\s i)ou=sin u(pech=lqe. kai\ *xernh/ths, o( pe/nhs, a)rsenikw=s. e)n *)epigra/mmasin: oi(=s e)/sxon xernh=ta bi/on dhnaio/n, *)aqa/na. o( de\ ta\s qugate/ras e)peira=to poiei=n talasiourgou\s kai\ xernh/tidas.
For the first part of this entry, see the scholia to Homer, Iliad 12.433 (where the headword appears: web address 1 below), Hesychius, Lexicum Ambrosianum 170 and 185, Etymologicum Magnum 808.33 and the scholia to Oribasius (ed. Bussemaker) 3.682. See also chi 248.
[1] Aelian fr. 339 Domingo-Forasté (342 Hercher) -- the second part, it has been suggested, of a quotation that begins at alpha 460: see the note there.
[2] cf. Hesychius.
[3] Greek Anthology 6.39.7 (Archias), three sisters dedicate spinning and weaving instruments to Athena; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 404-405); (vol. II, 437); and further excerpts from this epigram at alpha 3749, alpha 4378, mu 473, mu 1135, pi 2005, and tau 38. Here xernh=ta is in apposition to bi/on and has an almost adjectival force in this personification of the worker woman's lifestyle as a poor day-laborer.
[4] Aelian fr. 340 Domingo-Forasté (343 Hercher); see also tau 44.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1968)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: The Garland of Philip and Some Contemporary Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1968)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: agriculture; biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; imagery; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 March 2008@15:40:34.
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David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 March 2008@09:46:08.
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David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 9 October 2011@06:45:59.
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