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Headword: Ψόα
Adler number: psi,118
Translated headword: loin-muscle, loin
Vetting Status: high
A part of the body.
In these [muscles] lie the kidneys, by means of which desires are disposed by nature to be stirred. And David [says]: 'because my loins were filled with mockeries.'[1]
Greek Original:
Ψόα: τὸ μέρος τοῦ σώματος. ἐν ταύταις ἔγκεινται οἱ νεφροί, δι' ὧν αἱ ὀρέξεις κινεῖσθαι πεφύκασι. καὶ Δαβίδ: ὅτι αἱ ψόαι μου ἐπλήσθησαν ἐμπαιγμάτων.
[1] Theodoret (PG 80, 1140b) on Psalm 37:8 LXX, which actually has ψύαι (cf. psi 142, psi 145), and ἐμπαιγμῶν rather than the Suda's ἐμπαιγμάτων .
Keywords: Christianity; definition; ethics; imagery; medicine; religion
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 11 June 2003@07:15:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and keyword) on 11 June 2003@09:49:04.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords) on 23 April 2010@06:00:21.
David Whitehead on 6 November 2013@08:01:34.
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