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Headword: *monandrei=
Adler number: mu,1213
Translated headword: has one husband, is monogamous
Vetting Status: high
"In the olden days the women of Egyptians did not know [how] to be monogamous."[1]
Greek Original:
*monandrei=. ou)k h)/|deisan *ai)gupti/wn ai( gunai=kes to\ palaio\n monandrei=n.
The verb monandre/w appears only in the context of this narrative. (The unglossed headword itself is transmitted as indicative monandrei= and so translated here; one might suspect, nonetheless, that it should be monandrei=n.) There also exists a feminine noun, monandri/a, and an adjective, mo/nandros.
[1] Slightly rephrased from eta 661 (q.v.). This narrative is found in Byzantine chronography: Chronicon Paschale 82.1-4 (= ps.-Malalas, Chronologica 21.14-17); John of Antioch fr. 7.1 Roberto; Georgius Cedrenus, Compendium Historiarum 1.35.15-17.
Keywords: chronology; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; women
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 18 August 2007@09:31:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword, tr, note; augmented and modified keywords) on 19 August 2007@07:11:31.
David Whitehead (tweaked notes; another keyword) on 26 May 2013@08:24:01.
David Whitehead (updated some refs) on 29 January 2015@11:15:21.


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