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Headword: *maxa/onos. *maxa/wn
Adler number: mu,300
Translated headword: Machaon's, of Machaon; Machaon
Vetting Status: high
Name of a doctor;[1] also [i.e. so too is] Cheiron, the centaur.[2] "They were whispering to themselves, those practised in the skills of Machaon and Cheiron, that with the exit of the weapon his soul too would pass away".[3]
Greek Original:
*maxa/onos. *maxa/wn, o)/noma i)atrou=: kai\ *xei/rwn, o( ke/ntauros. dieyiqu/rizon de\ w(s e(autou\s oi( *xei/rwnos kai\ *maxa/onos texnw/menoi meleth/mata, w(s sunekdhmh/sei au)tw=| kai\ h( yuxh\ th=| tou= be/lous e)co/dw|.
The first of these twin headwords is the genitive case of the name, presumably extracted from the quotation given; the second is the nominative.
[1] In Homer's Iliad.
[2] cf. chi 267.
[3] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 2.6.5 (on a soldier with multiple wounds).
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; historiography; history; medicine; military affairs; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 March 2009@07:40:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, new note 1, keyword, status) on 19 March 2009@19:29:28.
David Whitehead (adjusted note numbering) on 20 March 2009@04:11:02.
David Whitehead on 9 May 2013@05:24:00.
David Whitehead on 4 July 2015@11:22:16.


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