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Headword: Νέμεα
Adler number: nu,150
Translated headword: Nemea
Vetting Status: high
and Isthmia: places, where annual contests used to be observed.[1]
Also the origin of the Nemean Lion, which was living there when Herakles killed it. There is also a feminine form of Nemea, [sc. when it means] the place.[2]
Greek Original:
Νέμεα καὶ Ἴσθμια: τόποι, ἐν οἷς ἐτελοῦντο ἐπέτειοι ἀγῶνες. ὅθεν καὶ λέων Νεμεαῖος, ὃν ἐκεῖ νεμόμενον ἀνεῖλεν Ἡρακλῆς. λέγεται δὲ καὶ θηλυκῶς ἡ Νεμέα, ὁ τόπος.
[1] In fact both the Nemean Games (for which cf. nu 151) and the Isthmian Games were biennial.
[2] Sc. rather than the games. Differently accented, too: Νεμέα rather than Νέμεα .
Keywords: athletics; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mythology; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 December 2000@09:39:49.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 10 December 2003@18:07:39.
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