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Headword: *zei/dwron
Adler number: zeta,44
Translated headword: zea-giving
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] giving the things that contribute to living.[1]
It is also the earth. It is also called biodw/ra ["life-giving"] and fere/sbios ["life-bringing"].[2]
Greek Original:
*zei/dwron: th\n ta\ pro\s to\ zh=n dwroume/nhn. e)/sti kai\ h( gh=. kalei=tai de\ kai\ biodw/ra kai\ fere/sbios.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon, and cf. a scholion on Homer, Iliad 2.548, where the formulaic phrase zei/dwros a)/roura occurs, i.e. nominative case. (The present entry is couched in the accusative case, generated by the phrase's appearance in Homer, Odyssey 3.3; see the scholia there.) The scholiast derives zei/dwros from zh=n "to live"; more probably it comes from zeia/ (zeta 43).
[2] See Artemidorus 2.39; and cf. beta 290.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 May 2003@01:31:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 26 May 2003@03:38:12.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; tweaking) on 29 November 2012@05:05:11.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 25 April 2015@22:40:22.


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