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Headword: *dimh/twr
Adler number: delta,1124
Translated headword: twice-born
Vetting Status: high
[sc. An adjective applied to] Dionysos.
Greek Original:
*dimh/twr: o( *dio/nusos.
See e.g. Diodorus Siculus 3.62.5: "Dionysos was named twice-born by the ancients, counting it as a single and first birth when the plant is set in the ground and begins to grow, and as a second birth when it becomes laden with fruit and ripens its grape-clusters -- the god thus being considered as having been born once from the earth and again from the vine"), and generally LSJ s.v.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; food; historiography; history; mythology; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 October 2004@03:31:19.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 9 October 2004@00:28:52.
David Whitehead (cosmeticule) on 10 October 2004@04:42:09.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 July 2012@07:25:51.


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