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Headword: Ἐκτομίας
Adler number: epsilon,662
Translated headword: castrated (man)
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] eunuch.
Greek Original:
Ἐκτομίας: εὐνοῦχος.
Notes:
Likewise in Hesychius and other lexica. The headword is attested from Herodotus onwards.
cf. alpha 3364, iota 242, iota 494, sigma 896.
Keywords: definition; gender and sexuality; historiography; medicine
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 January 2007@00:50:14.
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David Whitehead (x-refs) on 16 January 2007@03:07:48.
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