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Headword: Σύμβολον
Adler number: sigma,1376
Translated headword: token
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] bird-portent, sign, oracular statement.[1] Its usage is also masculine.
"The councillor was lesser than Melampus and Polles. For these men were knowledgeable in oracular matters."[2]
Greek Original:
Σύμβολον: οἰώνισμα, σημεῖον, μάντευμα. λέγεται δὲ καὶ ἀρσενικῶς ὁ σύμβολος. ὁ σύμβολος δὲ Μελάμποδος ἢ Πόλλητος ἐδέετο. οὗτοι γὰρ ἦσαν μαντικῶν εἰδήμονες.
For this multi-sense headword see also sigma 1375 and sigma 1377 (singular), sigma 1372 and sigma 1373 (plural).
[1] cf. generally xi 105.
[2] See under mu 448 (and the note there). It is unclear whether 'For these men...' is part of the original quotation or a free-standing comment on it.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 May 2014@04:27:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 26 May 2014@10:29:49.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 27 May 2014@03:14:42.


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