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Headword: Ἔμπηρα
Adler number: epsilon,1015
Translated headword: deformed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning those who are] disfigured.[1] "The women bore deformed and monstrous [children]. Then the [men] put aside their forgetfulness of the things which they had ventured and went to Delphi."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἔμπηρα: πεπηρωμένα. αἱ δὲ γυναῖκες ἔτικτον ἔμπηρα καὶ τέρατα. οἱ δὲ τῶν τετολμημένων σφίσι λήθην καταχέαντες ἧκον ἐς Δελφούς.
[1] Neuter plural of the headword adjective, from the quotation given.
[2] Aelian fr. 50c Domingo-Forasté (47 Hercher), describing the punishments of the Locrians when they neglected to pay the penalty required by Apollo for Cassandra's perfidy. See also lambda 415.
Keywords: aetiology; children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; medicine; mythology; religion; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 28 October 2005@21:11:46.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added keywords, set status) on 28 October 2005@21:28:07.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 30 October 2005@04:01:08.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 16 November 2005@08:14:23.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 24 March 2012@00:34:30.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 19 August 2012@05:29:49.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 4 February 2017@01:52:15.


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