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Headword: *dio/nusos
Adler number: delta,1185
Translated headword: Dionysos, Dionysus
Vetting Status: high
The son of [sc. Zeus and] Semele.[1] [sc. So named] from accomplishing [dianu/ein] for each of those who live the wild life. Or from providing [dianoei=n] everything for those who live the wild life.[2]
Greek Original:
*dio/nusos, o( *seme/lhs ui(o/s. para\ to\ dianu/ein e(ka/stois to\n a)/grion bi/on zw=sin. h)\ para\ to\ dianoei=n e(/kasta toi=s to\n a)/grion bi/on zw=si.
The god of wine, at whose festivals in Athens tragedies and comedies were presented. See generally OCD(4) 461-4.
cf. beta 51, beta 52, beta 53, beta 54, beta 55, beta 56, beta 57, beta 58 delta 1168, delta 1183.
[1] theta 596, upsilon 82.
[2] Artemidorus 2.37; cf. Etymologicum Magnum 277.42.
Keywords: aetiology; agriculture; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; mythology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 September 2002@19:04:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 12 September 2002@03:17:15.
Catharine Roth (changed italics to betacode) on 3 June 2003@18:34:20.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 12 July 2012@07:14:20.
Catharine Roth (deleted link) on 15 July 2012@18:05:44.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 August 2014@05:32:02.


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