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Headword: *no/qos
Adler number: nu,449
Translated headword: bastard
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a stranger/foreigner.[1]
Being legitimate [is] a divine sort of thing in the production of offspring among human beings. For this reason he who does not have this [is called] no/qos, as being deprived of something divine [qei=on]; with the privative no. From this [come] no/qa ["spurious things"] and by transference things that are simply foreign.[2]
Greek Original:
*no/qos: o( ce/nos. qei=o/n ti to\ gnh/sion e)n toi=s kat' a)nqrw/pwn to/kois. dio/per o( mh\ tou=t' e)/xwn no/qos, oi(=a e)sterhme/nos tou= qei/ou: para\ th\n no sterhtikh/n. e)nteu=qen de\ no/qa kai\ ta\ a(plw=s ce/na metaforikw=s.
See also nu 447, nu 448.
[1] Likewise in ps.-Herodian 93.
[2] This etymological comment (of indeterminable origin) is not in all manuscripts of the Suda.
Keywords: children; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 February 2006@00:14:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 13 February 2006@03:12:17.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 14 June 2013@08:38:47.


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