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Headword: *(/hra
Adler number: eta,449
Translated headword: Hera
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the air.[1] And because the air purifies, her image supports a bronze pair of scissors, from a metaphor of the scissors which cut the hair and make the body pure.[2]
Greek Original:
*(/hra: o( a)h/r. kai\ e)pei\ o( a)h\r kaqai/rei, to\ ei)/dwlon au)th=s a)nti- basta/zei yali/da xalkh=n, a)po\ metafora=s th=s keirou/shs yali/dos ta\s tri/xas kai\ kaqaro\n a)podeiknuou/shs to\ sw=ma.
[1] A folk-etymology for the name of the goddess Hera; cf. eta 503.
[2] ps.-Codinus, Patria Constantinopoleos 2.5 (= Preger, Scriptores originum Constantinopolitanarum 153.7-11).
Keywords: aetiology; art history; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; imagery; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 July 2006@01:24:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 6 July 2006@03:26:21.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 December 2012@08:19:42.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 9 August 2013@00:28:18.


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