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Headword: *)/anomos
Adler number: alpha,2555
Translated headword: lawless, unlawful
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] illegal.[1]
But[2] a)/nwmos [spelled] with omega [means] he who has no shoulder. From which the descendants of Pelops are also called this: shoulderless.[3]
Also [sc. attested is the comparative] a)nwmo/teros ["more/rather shoulderless"].
Greek Original:
*)/anomos: o( para/nomos. *)/anwmos de\ dia\ tou= w mega/lou, o( mh\ e)/xwn w)=mon. e)c ou(= kai\ a)/nwmoi *pelopi/dai ou(/tw kalou/menoi. kai\ a)nwmo/teros.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
[2] What now follows has its own entry at alpha 2591.
[3] "As a child, [Pelops, believed to be the eponym of the Peloponnese] was killed and served up by his father Tantalus, in order to test his guests the Gods. Only Demeter, mourning the loss of her daughter, failed to notice, and ate part of his shoulder; the other Gods restored him to life and and replaced his shoulder with ivory" (OCD(4) pp.1101-2).
Keywords: aetiology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; law; medicine; mythology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 July 2000@23:50:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added notes and keywords) on 10 March 2001@11:32:38.
David Whitehead (restorative and other cosmetics) on 13 August 2002@08:58:13.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 1 December 2005@07:38:03.
David Whitehead (betacode and other cosmetics) on 15 March 2012@10:03:01.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@06:37:47.
David Whitehead on 19 July 2015@06:59:50.


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