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Headword: *)anorgi/as
Adler number: alpha,2562
Translated headword: un-ritedness
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] being uninitiated; for orgia [are] the mysteries.
Also [sc. attested is the related adjective] a)norgia/stois ["to the un-rited"], [meaning those] unexperienced in the mysteries.[1]
"The rites of Aphrodite are uncelebrated by you [for a long time]." Meaning you have not engaged in rites for Aphrodite; you have not completed them.[2]
Greek Original:
*)anorgi/as: a)muhsi/as: o)/rgia ga\r ta\ musth/ria. kai\ *)anorgia/stois, tw=n musthri/wn a)pei/rois. ta\ th=s *)afrodi/ths a)norgi/asta/ soi e)sti/n. a)nti\ tou= ou)k w)rgi/asas th=| *)afrodi/th|: a)te/lesta/ soi/ e)stin.
Notes:
The first two parts of this entry are also in other lexica. The headword, which must be quoted from somewhere but is not independently attested, is either genitive singular or accusative plural of this feminine noun.
[1] This dative plural must be quoted from somewhere; there are extant possibilities in Synesius and elsewhere.
[2] Aristophanes, Lysistrata 898 (web address 1), with scholion. Using the euphemistic language of cult (see Henderson [below] 179 with 174), Kinesias is bemoaning the recent absence of sexual activity in his marriage with Lysistrata.
Reference:
Aristophanes, Lysistrata, edited with introduction and commentary by Jeffrey Henderson (Oxford 1987)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; imagery; religion; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 July 2000@20:42:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; augmented and corrected notes; added keywords) on 11 March 2001@06:51:35.
David Whitehead (restorative cosmetics) on 13 August 2002@09:17:22.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other coswetics) on 15 March 2012@10:39:21.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, upgraded link) on 24 December 2013@00:16:47.
David Whitehead on 19 July 2015@09:56:19.

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