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Headword: Pallas
Adler number: pi,50
Translated headword: Pallas
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[The name of] a great virgin. It is an epithet of Athena; from brandishing [pallein] the spear, or from having killed Pallas, one of the Giants.
Greek Original:
Pallas: parthenos megalê. esti de epitheton Athênas: apo tou pallein to doru, ê apo tou anêirêkenai Pallanta, hena tôn Gigantôn.
Notes:
Same entry in Photius, Lexicon pi99 Theodoridis, and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 1.200 (where the phrase *palla/d' *a)qhnai/hn occurs).
For Pallas cf. pi 49.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; military affairs; mythology; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 June 2000@13:13:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 31 March 2001@03:13:01.
David Whitehead (added note) on 31 December 2003@03:19:53.
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword) on 11 May 2011@07:12:43.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 26 August 2011@05:46:16.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 9 August 2013@06:24:09.
David Whitehead (coding) on 21 May 2016@07:36:09.

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