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Headword: *dei/khla
Adler number: delta,1097
Translated headword: images, representations
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] imitations, likenesses.[1] The dei [is] a diphthong. Properly [it is] the image and likeness of Zeus, but by a misuse of language [it can be] any likeness.[2]
Greek Original:
*dei/khla: mimh/mata, ei)ka/smata. to\ dei di/fqoggon. kuri/ws to\ o(moi/wma kai\ ei)/kelon tw=| *dii/, kataxrhstikw=s de\ pa=n o(moi/wma.
Copied from here to delta 308.
[1] Same glossing of this headword (a neuter plural) in Photius; also in Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon, though there it is di/khla.
[2] The lexicographer supposes the word to be derived from *Dii\ ei)/kelon "like Zeus" instead of from dei/knumi. Cf. Etymologicum Magnum 260.28.
Keywords: art history; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 September 2002@18:17:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 17 September 2002@03:23:26.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 11 July 2012@05:19:39.
Catharine Roth (betacode) on 12 July 2012@16:00:16.
Catharine Roth (coding, typo) on 24 December 2014@20:11:44.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 25 December 2014@03:16:44.


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