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Headword: *)amfi/polos
Adler number: alpha,1755
Translated headword: handmaid, handmaiden
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a sc. female] attendant, [sc. female] slave.[1]
"Handmaidens, stand thus far away." "Thus" [meaning] as you are.[2]
And "stand thus far away from my table."[3]
Greek Original:
*)amfi/polos: qera/paina, dou/lh. a)mfi/poloi sth=q' ou(/tws a)po/proqi. ou(/tws w(s e)/xete. kai\ sth=q' ou(/tws e)mh=s a)pa/neuqe trape/zhs.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica.
[2] Homer, Odyssey 6.218 (web address 1), with scholion.
[3] Homer, Odyssey 17.447 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; epic; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 August 2000@21:47:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Altered wording, added keyword.) on 19 August 2000@02:29:13.
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added keyword) on 3 March 2001@10:23:37.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 27 July 2002@11:50:06.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 21 February 2012@06:21:01.
David Whitehead on 25 June 2015@03:00:41.


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