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Headword: *)efia/lths
Adler number: epsilon,3909
Translated headword: Ephialtes
Vetting Status: high
[The name of] the [demon] called by many Baboutzikarios.[1]
The vapor which rises into the head, caused by overeating and indigestion, is called ephialtes by physicians.[2]
Greek Original:
*)efia/lths: o( lego/menos para\ polloi=s baboutzika/rios. h( ei)s th\n kefalh\n a)natre/xousa a)naqumi/asis e)c a)dhfagi/as kai\ a)peyi/as para\ i)atroi=s e)fia/lths le/getai.
[1] cf. epsilon 2221, iota 765. Baboutzikarios is mentioned in the plural by Cyranides (c. 1/2 CE) and in the singular by Michael Psellus (post-Suda). Ps.Zonaras calls him/it Baboutzikares.
[2] (This additional material is lacking in mss AF.) cf. eta 433.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dreams; food; medicine; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 June 2006@12:43:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 9 June 2006@03:23:10.
David Whitehead on 19 November 2012@06:15:48.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 27 March 2018@23:09:02.
Catharine Roth on 27 March 2018@23:12:37.


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