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Headword: *)erh/mata
Adler number: epsilon,2959
Translated headword: solitary (ones)
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the creatures.[1] Also [sc. attested is] e)rh=ma, [used] poetically.[2]
Greek Original:
*)erh/mata: ta\ qre/mmata. kai\ *)erh=ma, poihtikw=s.
[1] Or "nurselings," a term used of sheep and goats; cf. next note. The headword itself appears to be nominative or accusative plural of a neuter noun e)/rhma, attested only here and in the derivative entry in ps.-Zonaras.
[2] For this nominative plural form see the simile of frightened sheep at Homer, Iliad 5.140, with the scholia.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; imagery; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 4 June 2007@12:54:31.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 5 June 2007@00:38:56.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; more keywords) on 5 June 2007@03:38:48.
David Whitehead (expanded notes) on 25 October 2012@10:01:26.


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