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Headword: *)ambli/skousin
Adler number: alpha,1523
Translated headword: they induce miscarriage
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they cast away. [The term] which applies to women destroying and casting out the fetuses. Plato [uses the word] in Theaetetus.[1]
Also [sc. attested are] a)mbli/skein and e)camblou=n ["to induce miscarriage" and "to abort"], [meaning] to destroy and to obliterate.[2]
Greek Original:
*)ambli/skousin: a)poba/llousin. o(\ sumbai/nei tai=s diafqeirou/sais kai\ proballou/sais ta\ kuh/mata. *pla/twn *qeaith/tw|. kai\ *)ambli/skein kai\ *)ecamblou=n, to\ diafqei/rein kai\ a)fani/zein.
[1] Plato, Theaetetus 149D, where the headword occurs (web address 1 below). More briefly in Photius, Lexicon alpha1158 Theodoridis.
[2] cf. epsilon 1531, epsilon 1730, epsilon 1731, alpha 1524, alpha 1525, eta 285.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine; philosophy; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 22 March 2001@08:24:21.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 17 July 2002@00:57:48.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 17 July 2002@01:05:52.
Catharine Roth (added more cross-references) on 17 July 2002@01:09:18.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 17 July 2002@03:10:32.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references and keyword, fixed link, raised status) on 20 August 2006@18:35:05.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1 and keywords) on 23 August 2006@03:11:18.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 13 February 2012@05:44:29.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 11 March 2012@00:40:11.
David Whitehead (another note) on 20 August 2013@09:09:58.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 23 January 2014@04:12:07.
David Whitehead on 16 June 2015@03:12:49.


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