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Headword: *gene/teiran
Adler number: gamma,137
Translated headword: ancestress
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] mother. [A term used] poetically.
Greek Original:
*gene/teiran: mhte/ra. poihtikw=s.
Same entry in Photius and elsewhere. The headword is in the accusative case here, so quoted from somewhere.
Used also by Pindar, Nemean 7.2 (nominative case: web address 1), and some later writers, for mythological or figurative motherhood.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; mythology; poetry; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 June 2002@12:14:40.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note and link) on 24 June 2002@18:39:48.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 23 February 2003@11:44:58.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 5 June 2012@07:28:31.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 2 September 2012@00:28:41.
David Whitehead on 27 September 2015@08:46:04.


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