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Headword: *ei)rafiw/ths
Adler number: epsiloniota,177
Translated headword: Eiraphiotes
Vetting Status: high
[An epithet of] Dionysos, from the fact that he was sewn up [erraphthai] in the thigh of Zeus.
Greek Original:
*ei)rafiw/ths: o( *dio/nusos, para\ to\ e)rra/fqai e)n tw=| mhrw=| tou= *dio/s.
Same or similar entry in other lexica, beginning with Hesychius epsilon1000. For this epithet of Dionysos see e.g. the Homeric Hymn to Dionysos 1.2 (quoted by Diodorus Siculus 3.66.3). As to the etymology, this is only one of many proffered; the others include a connection with eriphos, kid.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; medicine; mythology; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 May 2003@04:28:49.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (set status) on 20 June 2003@04:34:52.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 15 June 2004@03:46:40.
David Whitehead on 26 November 2012@05:27:35.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 December 2012@18:24:42.


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