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Headword: *(iero\n i)xqu=n
Adler number: iota,186
Translated headword: sacred fish
Vetting Status: high
Homer is speaking of the consecrated and self-empowered [sort], not, as some [claim], the beauty-fish or the escort-fish.[1]
Greek Original:
*(iero\n i)xqu=n: *(/omhros to\n a)/neton kai\ au)tecou/sion le/gei, ou) to\n ka/llixqun h)\ to\n pompi/lon, w(/s tines.
From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 16.407, where the headword phrase occurs in a simile (in the accusative case, as again here: web address 1). See also Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 7.284B-C (7.20 Kaibel).
[1] On the pompilos, see pi 2027.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 May 2005@05:10:19.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 30 May 2005@11:29:44.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 31 May 2005@02:54:24.
David Whitehead (typo) on 18 April 2006@03:39:27.
Catharine Roth (added link and keyword) on 19 April 2006@11:40:12.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link, added cross-reference, raised status) on 11 July 2011@22:30:05.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note) on 12 July 2011@03:05:28.
David Whitehead on 9 January 2013@08:49:40.


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