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Headword: *(ermai=on
Adler number: epsilon,3031
Translated headword: Hermes-gift, godsend
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a [sc. lucky] find.[1] [So named] because they used to dedicate piles of stones to Hermes on roads that were hard to follow.[2]
Damascius [writes]: "and [Nemesion] thought he had hit upon a godsend when he found me."[3]
Greek Original:
*(ermai=on: eu(/rhma. e)peidh\ li/qwn swrou\s a)fie/roun tw=| *(ermh=| e)n tai=s o(doi=s tai=s a)dh/lois. *dama/skios: kai\ e)do/kei e(rmai/w| e)ntetuxhke/nai e)moi\ perituxw/n.
[1] Similarly in other lexica and grammars.
[2] Similarly in a scholion on Plato, Phaedo 107C (not Adler's 'B'), where this term occurs (web address 1). See already epsilon 3030, and again epsilon 3032.
[3] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr.341 Zintzen (194 Asmus); cf. alpha 2305, nu 161.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: aetiology; biography; daily life; definition; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 February 2004@20:21:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; augmented notes; cosmetics) on 14 February 2004@07:03:34.
Catharine Roth (supplemented translation) on 14 February 2004@12:41:01.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 23 December 2007@22:48:20.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 6 August 2011@20:20:00.
David Whitehead on 28 October 2012@08:08:46.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 11 November 2012@23:07:27.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 12 February 2016@10:41:01.


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