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Headword: Machaonos. Machaôn
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:
Machaonos. Machaôn, onoma iatrou: kai Cheirôn, ho kentauros. diepsithurizon de hôs heautous hoi Cheirônos kai Machaonos technômenoi meletêmata, hôs sunekdêmêsei autôi kai hê psuchê têi tou belous exodôi.
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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