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Headword: *maieu/etai
Adler number: mu,315
Translated headword: serves as a midwife
Vetting Status: high
The Pisidian [writes]: "[it] serves as midwife to the whole nation of Rome, expressing your praise like milk."
Greek Original:
*maieu/etai: *pisi/dhs: maieu/etai de\ pa=n to\ th=s *(rw/mhs ge/nos, tou\s sou\s e)pai/nous e)kpie/zon w(s ga/la.
George of Pisidia, Heraclias 3 fr.55.
For the headword verb, here (as often) used figuratively, cf. mu 316, mu 317.
Keywords: ethics; food; gender and sexuality; geography; imagery; medicine; poetry; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 April 2008@11:24:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 24 April 2008@03:30:36.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 12 May 2013@06:28:17.
Catharine Roth (tweaked reference) on 26 November 2014@23:49:21.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 27 November 2014@02:52:06.


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