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Headword: *meli/ai
Adler number: mu,504
Translated headword: ash [spears]
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] projectiles.[1]
Spears.[2]
"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:
*meli/ai: be/lh. do/rata. meli/ai d' h)=san au)tai=s ai( kerki/des: fhsi\n o( qeolo/gos *grhgo/rios. kai\ e)n *)epigra/mmasi: ou(/tw toi, meli/a tanaa/, poti\ ki/ona makro\n h(=so, panomfai/w| *zhni\ me/nous' i(era/.
Notes:
[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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