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Headword: *mei=on
Adler number: mu,849
Translated headword: lamb
Vetting Status: high
['lamb'] and 'lamb-bringer'. Isaeus in the [speech] In reply to Stratocles says: "a lamb appeared".[1] It is a sacrifice which those who were introducing their sons to their fellow phatry-members used to provide for them. That is how the offerings acquired the name "lamb".
Greek Original:
*mei=on. kai\ *meiagwgo/s. *)isai=os e)n tw=| pro\s *stratokle/a fhsi/: pare/sth mei=on. qu=ma de/ e)stin, o(\ toi=s fra/torsi parei=xon oi( tou\s pai=das ei)sa/gontes ei)s tou/tous. o(/qen ta\ me\n i(erei=a mei=on proshgoreu/qh.
Heavily abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
See already mu 829, and again mu 851.
[1] Isaeus fr. 124 Sauppe.
Keywords: aetiology; children; daily life; definition; food; religion; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 December 2000@08:06:19.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, set status) on 1 October 2003@17:34:06.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 October 2003@03:10:40.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 12 July 2011@06:28:58.
David Whitehead on 18 May 2016@06:19:27.


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