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Headword: *sei/rios
Adler number: sigma,284
Translated headword: Sirius
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The dog-star.[1]
Aelian [writes]: "This man quenched the prevalence of plagues and the first rising near Sirius the dog and calm[ed] the fiery force of the star."[2]
Also [sc. attested is] seir, [genitive] seiro/s, [meaning] the sun.[3]
Greek Original:
*sei/rios: o( a)strw=|os ku/wn. *ai)liano/s: loimw=n de\ e)pidhmi/an e)/sbesen o(/de a)nh\r kai\ th\n a)mfi\ to\n ku/na *sei/rion prwti/sthn e)pitolh\n kai\ th\n o(rmh\n th\n e)/mpuron h(merw=sai tou= a)/strou. kai\ *sei/r, seiro/s, o( h(/lios.
Notes:
See also sigma 285.
[1] cf. Hesychius sigma346.
[2] Aelian fr.108b Domingo-Forasté (105 Hercher); see in full at iota 73.
[3] So already already sigma 276.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 October 2004@23:24:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (corrected x-ref in n.2; another keyword; cosmetics) on 6 October 2004@03:11:59.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 29 May 2013@02:06:57.
David Whitehead (another note) on 23 December 2013@07:28:14.
David Whitehead on 23 December 2013@07:28:51.
Catharine Roth on 27 December 2013@21:16:50.

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