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Headword: *qoinh/twr
Adler number: theta,525
Translated headword: feaster
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] one who eats up.
"For you died [because of] a plague, [which was] a feaster on the whole land, before you took the sceptre of your fathers in your youthful palm."[1] The word [is used] about Ptolemy.
Greek Original:
*qoinh/twr: o( katesqi/wn. w)/leo ga\r loimo/n, o(/lhs qoinh/tora xe/rsou, pri\n pate/rwn neara=| skh=ptron e(lei=n pala/ma|. peri\ *ptolemai/ou o( lo/gos.
Notes:
cf. generally theta 524, theta 526.
[1] Greek Anthology 7.241.9-10 (Antipater of Sidon), where the text has dia\ loimo/n. The quotation is from an epitaph for a Ptolemy; hence the Suda's comment.
Keywords: biography; definition; food; geography; imagery; medicine; poetry
Translated by: Nicholas Wilshere on 21 November 2002@16:23:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 22 November 2002@04:51:48.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 7 January 2013@04:15:39.

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