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Headword: *za/molcis
Adler number: zeta,18
Translated headword: Zamolxis
Vetting Status: high
Feminine. Name of a goddess.
Greek Original:
*za/molcis: qhlukw=s. o)/noma qea=s.
Herodotus (4.94-96: web address 1) and Strabo (7.3.5: web address 2) report that Zamolxis (or Samolxis) was the chief god (masculine) of the Getae. See generally zeta 17, pi 3120. The assertion in the present entry is unmatched elsewhere, and may represent a misunderstanding of passages where the role of Z. is likened to that of Hestia (e.g. Posidonius in Diodorus Siculus 1.94.2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 March 2002@23:59:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; modified keywords) on 20 March 2002@03:12:39.
Catharine Roth (added links) on 20 March 2002@12:06:39.
David Whitehead on 29 November 2012@03:53:08.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 2 December 2012@00:05:36.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 16 May 2015@07:34:54.


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