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Headword: *(ebdomai=os
Adler number: epsilon,25
Translated headword: seventh-day
Vetting Status: high
[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:
*(ebdomai=os: e(/bdomos. o(/ti e)pi\ e(\c selh/nais bou=n e(/bdomon e)/petton, ke/rata e)/xonta kata\ mi/mhsin th=s prwtofaou=s selh/nhs. e(/bdomon ou)=n bou=n, e)pi\ tw=n a)naisqh/twn. to\n e(/bdomon bou=n h( sofh\ paroimi/a.
[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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