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Headword: *mai=a
Adler number: mu,313
Translated headword: mother, midwife
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] mamma, nurse.[1]
"And you, rock angled sheep-protecting Hermes [son] of Maia."[2] Meaning nurse, mother.
Greek Original:
*mai=a: h( ma/mmh, h( trofo/s. kai\ su\ pe/tra glwxi\n mhlosso/e *maia/dos *(erma=. a)nti\ tou= trofou=, mhtro/s.
[1] Same or similar glosses in other lexica (e.g., more fully, Hesychius mu64).
[2] A garbling of Greek Anthology 6.334.3 (Leonidas of Tarentum: see the note at gamma 304), with the genitive of *maia/s rather than of the headword *mai=a.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology; poetry; women; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 April 2009@22:36:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics) on 27 April 2009@08:38:46.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 8 June 2012@06:05:13.
David Whitehead on 12 May 2013@06:26:05.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 21 July 2020@01:06:21.


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