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Headword: *lu/qros
Adler number: lambda,792
Translated headword: gore
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] murder. Or the defilement that comes from blood, composed of sweat and dust and blood, along with serous discharge.[1]
In the Epigrams: "but arms dripping with human gore may the precinct of Ares keep."[2]
Greek Original:
*lu/qros: fo/nos. h)\ o( e)k tou= ai(/matos molusmo/s, sunista/menos di' i(drw=tos kai\ ko/news kai\ ai(/matos, meta\ i)xw=ros. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: o(/pla de\ lu/qrw| leibo/mena brote/w| shko\s *)/arhos e)/xoi.
[1] Likewise in other lexica (see the references at Photius lambda442 Theodoridis), and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 20.503, where the dative case of the headword occurs.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.163.7-8 (Meleager [Author, Myth]), Ares objects to the presence of unused armaments intended to adorn his shrine; cf. Gow and Page, vol. I (249); vol. II (670-671); and further excerpts from this epigram at epsilon 1124, epsilon 1390, and theta 497.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: architecture; definition; epic; ethics; imagery; medicine; military affairs; poetry; religion; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 14 June 2009@19:24:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 14 June 2009@21:46:20.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; tweaks) on 15 June 2009@03:34:56.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 23 April 2013@03:55:48.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 15 September 2022@21:21:16.


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