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Headword: *)arqre/mbola
Adler number: alpha,3944
Translated headword: arthrembola
Vetting Status: high
Names of torture-instruments; [so called] from dislocating the joints [exarthroun] of one who is subjected [emballomenon].
Greek Original:
*)arqre/mbola: o)no/mata basanisthri/wn: para\ to\ e)carqrou=n to\n e)mballo/menon.
Fuller entry in Hesychius. Latte there cites, as source, a passage in Gregory of Nazianzus' speech In praise of the Maccabees; and indeed the headword itself is surely quoted from 4 Maccabees 8.13 LXX.
LSJ s.v. gives references both for this meaning and for a more benign, medical one ("instrument of setting limbs", in Galen).
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; law; medicine; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 July 2001@06:56:52.
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David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 29 July 2001@11:57:24.
David Whitehead (added keywords) on 25 August 2002@05:00:57.
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