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Headword: Χρηστήριον
Adler number: chi,513
Translated headword: oracular response
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the prophecy; that is, the oracle [χρησμός ] is the place, the shrine. [The word] μαντειον ["oracle"] [is used] both ways.
Greek Original:
Χρηστήριον: τὸ μάντευμα, ἤτοι τὸν χρησμὸν τὸ χωρίον, τὸ ἱερεῖον. τὸ δὲ μαντεῖον διχῶς.
cf. the scholia to Sophocles, Ajax 220 (web address 1) -- already chi 512 -- and similar entries in other lexica.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; geography; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 April 2008@05:30:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 April 2008@07:50:09.
David Whitehead on 13 November 2013@08:09:27.


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