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Headword: Ἑβδομαῖος
Adler number: epsilon,25
Translated headword: seventh-day
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] seventh.[1]
Besides six mooncakes they used to dress a "seventh ox", which had horns replicating the early moon.[2] So [there arises the phrase] "seventh ox", applied to those who are unfeeling. The wise proverb [speaks of a] "seventh ox".[3]
Greek Original:
Ἑβδομαῖος: ἕβδομος. ὅτι ἐπὶ ἓξ σελήναις βοῦν ἕβδομον ἔπεττον, κέρατα ἔχοντα κατὰ μίμησιν τῆς πρωτοφαοῦς σελήνης. ἕβδομον οὖν βοῦν, ἐπὶ τῶν ἀναισθήτων. τὸν ἕβδομον βοῦν ἡ σοφὴ παροιμία.
Notes:
[1] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
[2] From alpha 2082.
[3] cf. beta 458.
Keywords: daily life; definition; food; imagery; proverbs; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 March 2005@18:55:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; added a keyword; cosmetics) on 30 March 2005@02:25:41.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; cosmetics) on 23 July 2012@08:18:54.
David Whitehead (coding) on 3 December 2015@03:43:54.

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