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Headword: *dusaristoto/keia
Adler number: delta,1597
Translated headword: unhappy mother of the noblest son
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] she who has borne the noblest son with misfortune. Or because of calamitous prowess.
Greek Original:
*dusaristoto/keia: dustuxw=s a)/riston tekou=sa. h)\ dia\ th\n a)ristei/an du/sthnon.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon. The headword -- sic: a single word in the Greek! -- occurs in Homer, Iliad 18.54 (Thetis [theta 294], mother of Achilles, describing herself); see web address 1. The line is quoted by Plato, Republic 388C, and the scholia to it proffer the explanations we see here.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; definition; epic; ethics; gender and sexuality; mythology; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 March 2005@00:40:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 17 March 2005@02:56:56.
David Whitehead (tweak) on 17 March 2005@11:24:25.
Catharine Roth (modified translation after discussion with DW) on 17 March 2005@12:38:51.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 19 July 2012@06:47:35.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 23 July 2012@15:40:29.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 16 November 2015@06:44:32.


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