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Headword: *daimona=n
Adler number: delta,114
Translated headword: to be demon-possessed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to be held by a demon,[1] and to be mad.
Also [sc. attested is the related participle] daimonh/sas ["being demon-possessed"]. "He departed from life when demon-possessed, through the occurrence of certain symptoms of the demonic, through transgression concerning the shrine."[2]
Greek Original:
*daimona=n: u(po\ dai/monos kate/xesqai, kai\ mai/nesqai. kai\ *daimonh/sas. o( de\ e)ce/lipe to\n bi/on daimonh/sas, dia\ to\ gene/sqai tina\s e)pishmasi/as tou= daimoni/ou dia\ th\n peri\ to\ i(ero\n paranomi/an.
[1] More fully in Photius, Lexicon delta14, who offers the parallel of korubantia=n.
[2] Polybius 31.9.3-4, on King Antiochus IV Epiphanes.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 21 July 2002@23:45:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 4 September 2002@06:51:38.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 17 June 2012@05:53:06.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2015@04:53:22.


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