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Headword: *(hraklei/h bi/h
Adler number: eta,474
Translated headword: Herakleian strength, Heraclean strength
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning that] of Herakles/Heracles.
Greek Original:
*(hraklei/h bi/h: tou= *(hrakle/ous.
A periphrasis for Heracles himself, and referring specifically to his powers of procreation. First in Homer, Iliad 2.658 and 666.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; mythology; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 November 2000@05:41:53.
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Catharine Roth (added note and keywords) on 23 June 2003@00:30:02.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 19 October 2003@06:57:15.
David Whitehead on 19 December 2012@04:30:00.
David Whitehead on 23 April 2016@08:16:51.


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