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Headword: *kerdw=|os qeo/s
Adler number: kappa,1392
Translated headword: god of gain
Vetting Status: high
[A description of] Hermes; as [a god] producing gain, but they also call him a messenger and a thief.[1]
For this reason too they represent him carrying a purse.[2]
And [they call] him an overseer of speech and of theft, and a mercantile [god], i.e. overseer of profit.[3]
Greek Original:
*kerdw=|os qeo/s: o( *(ermh=s: w(s ke/rdous peripoihtiko/s, kai\ a)/ggelon de\ au)to\n kalou=si kai\ klw=pa. dio\ kai\ ma/rsipon au)to\n poiou=si basta/zein. kai\ e)/foron au)to\n tou= lo/gou kai\ th=s kloph=s, kai\ e)mpolai=on, h)/goun ke/rdous e)/foron.
See also kappa 1388, kappa 1389, kappa 1390, kappa 1391.
[1] cf. ps.-Nonnus, Scholia mythologica 5.26 (on Gregory of Nazianzus PG 36.1033b).
[2] cf. ps.-Codinus, Patria Constantinopoleos 2.10 (Preger, Scriptores originum Constantinopolitanarum 155.16-17); cf. epsilon 3037.
[3] Again from ps.- Nonnus (above).
Keywords: art history; definition; economics; ethics; mythology; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 November 2008@22:26:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; more keywords; cosmetics) on 2 November 2008@04:31:35.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 9 November 2008@01:13:18.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 February 2013@08:59:36.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 9 August 2013@00:47:37.


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