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Headword: *)afqa/s
Adler number: alpha,4627
Translated headword: Aphthas
Vetting Status: high
[Another name for] Dionysus.[1] The alpha [is] intensive; like a)/staxus ["ear of corn"].[2] And [there is] a proverb: "Aphthas has spoken to you". He was an oraclemonger.
Greek Original:
*)afqa/s: o( *dio/nusos. to\ a e)pitatiko/n: w(s a)/staxus. kai\ paroimi/a: o( *)afqa/s soi lela/lhken. h)=n de\ xrhsmolo/gos.
[1] Apparently an error for Hephaestus. See phi 477; also the version of the proverb, about to be quoted here, in Arsenius, Apophthegmata 4.54a.
[2] Here the alpha is prothetic. See alpha 4224.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 4 June 2001@23:00:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 28 August 2002@09:54:01.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 May 2012@07:22:32.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@06:56:26.


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