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Headword: Μελίαι
Adler number: mu,504
Translated headword: ash [spears]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] projectiles.[1]
"The women had ashen shuttles": Gregory the Theologian says [this].[3]
And in the Epigrams: "thus, o tall ash-spear, rest by the long roof-pillar, awaiting the rites of Zeus the diviner."[4]
Greek Original:
Μελίαι: βέλη. δόρατα. μελίαι δ' ἦσαν αὐταῖς αἱ κερκίδες: φησὶν ὁ θεολόγος Γρηγόριος. καὶ ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: οὕτω τοι, μελία ταναά, ποτὶ κίονα μακρὸν ἧσο, πανομφαίῳ Ζηνὶ μένουσ' ἱερά.
[1] Same glossing in Hesychius, the Synagoge, Photius' Lexicon, and the Lexica Segueriana.
[2] Same glossing in ps.-Zonaras.
[3] Gregory of Nazianzus (at PG 36.570b).
[4] Greek Anthology 6.52.1-2 (Simonides); quoted also at eta 597 and tau 70. For Zeus Panomphaios, see pi 205.
Keywords: botany; Christianity; definition; epic; imagery; military affairs; poetry; religion; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 May 2009@01:07:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 12 May 2009@03:09:51.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 15 May 2013@05:04:46.
David Whitehead (coding) on 17 May 2016@10:43:10.


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