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Headword: *qermo/tatai
Adler number: theta,251
Translated headword: hottest, very hot
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they who are] tipsy. "O hottest of women [...], a great blessing to shopkeepers but a plague to us".[1]
Pharoah's daughter who gave birth to Moses was named Thermouthis.[2]
Greek Original:
*qermo/tatai: me/qusoi. w)= qermo/tatai gunai=kes, me/ga kaph/lois kalo/n, h(mi=n de\ kako/n. o(/ti h( quga/thr *faraw\ h( to\n *mwu+sh=n ui(opoih/sasa *qermou=qis w)noma/zeto.
The headword, feminine nominative plural of this superlative, is extracted from the quotation immediately following.
[1] An approximation of Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 735-737 (abridged: see web address 1), with scholion to 737.
[2] Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 2.224-5 (web address 2); cf. mu 1348. (This material does not, of course, belong in the present entry but has merely become subsumed under it because of the woman's name.)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; food; gender and sexuality; historiography; imagery; religion; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 December 2007@08:27:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added links, set status) on 5 December 2007@11:41:39.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 6 December 2007@03:13:17.
David Whitehead on 1 January 2013@08:27:06.


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