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Headword: *)esshno/s
Adler number: epsilon,3132
Translated headword: Essenos, Essenus, Essene
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the citizen.
Greek Original:
*)esshno/s: o( poli/ths.
Differently accented from the genitive of epsilon 3131 (q.v.).
For the Essenes, members of ascetic Jewish religious communities described by Josephus and others, see epsilon 3123 and OCD(4) s.v. But the present entry, unparalleled in other lexica, is obscure and (seemingly) uncomprehending. Perhaps (CR) the headword is a truncation of *)edesshno/s "Edessene", for which see epsilon 208.
Keywords: definition; geography; politics; religion
Translated by: Amelia Mathias on 27 September 2006@03:50:34.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified translation, added note) on 27 September 2006@03:51:43.
David Whitehead (augmented and modified note; another keyword; raised status) on 27 September 2006@06:40:36.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 27 September 2006@19:10:42.
David Whitehead (another note) on 30 October 2012@08:22:14.
David Whitehead on 3 August 2014@08:37:31.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 17 August 2014@21:12:57.


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