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Headword: *dhlia/s
Adler number: delta,406
Translated headword: Dêlias
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the ship [of that name].[1]
And [an epithet of?] Demeter.[2]
And a proper name.[3]
Greek Original:
*dhlia/s: h( nau=s. kai\ h( *dhmh/thr. kai\ ku/rion o)/noma.
See already, unglossed, under delta 399.
[1] That is, the Dêlias theôria, a mission sent annually from Athens to the Aegean island of Delos, to fulfill the Athenians' promise to Apollo if he should save them from the tribute to the Minotaur; cf. delta 407; Plato, Phaedo 58A-B [web address 1 below]; Philochorus FGrH 328 F75.
[2] The headword properly refers to a Delian woman or a goddess worshipped at Delos. The connection with Demeter here is unclear.
[3] That of a nymph in Callimachus, Hymn 4 (line 323).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; mythology; philosophy; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 December 2003@13:49:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 21 December 2003@07:14:34.
David Whitehead on 25 June 2012@07:51:15.
David Whitehead on 15 October 2015@06:38:06.


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