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Headword: *diaparqeneu=sai
Adler number: delta,683
Translated headword: to deflower a maiden
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to have sexual intercourse with a maiden.[1] In this way they also used to say "to rear a maiden" and "to protect a maiden."[2]
Greek Original:
*diaparqeneu=sai: migh=nai parqe/nw|. e)le/geto de\ ou(/tws kai\ to\ parqenotrofh=sai kai\ diafula/cai parqe/non.
Likewise in other lexica.
The English metaphor "flower" is not present here in the Greek; cf. delta 591.
[1] Aorist infinitive(s).
[2] The two quoted expressions offer different kinds of linguistic parallels. The first is an example of the word "maiden" (parqe/nos) in a compound verb, the second of "maiden" as the object of a verb compounded with dia/.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 23 September 2003@17:37:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and x-ref) on 24 September 2003@04:02:49.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 1 July 2012@07:58:57.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 October 2015@04:18:30.


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