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Headword: *memhlw/s
Adler number: mu,562
Translated headword: attending to
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who is] taking care of.
Greek Original:
*memhlw/s: e)pimelou/menos.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica and several Homeric scholia: see the references at Photius mu258 Theodoridis. The headword is perfect active participle of me/lw, masculine nominative singular (cf. mu 561). At Hesychius mu804 (where the gloss is e)pimelw=s fronti/zwn "concerning oneself carefully") Latte claims the headword as quoted from Homer, Iliad 5.708; a scholion there has dia\ gewrgi/as e)pimelo/menos, o(/pws plouth=| "taking care by farming, so that one prospers".
Keywords: agriculture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; ethics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 May 2009@01:45:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 17 May 2009@04:52:58.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 15 May 2013@08:31:41.


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