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Headword: *ghrale/a
Adler number: gamma,245
Translated headword: elderly (woman)
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] an old woman. Also [sc. attested is the masculine] ghrale/os, [meaning] an old man. Also [sc. attested is] ghrale/on, neuter.
"Now elderly [hands] are embraced."[1]
Greek Original:
*ghrale/a: h( grai=a. kai\ *ghrale/os, o( ge/rwn. kai\ *ghrale/on, ou)dete/rws. nu=n ghrale/ai e)nagkali/zontai.
[1] This quotation (lacking, Adler reports, in four of the manuscripts) was not identified by Adler but is identifiable via the TLG as an approximation of the phrase nu=n ghra/laiai e)nagkali/zontai xei=res in the C6 Byzantine hymnographer Romanos the Melodist (14.1.5). On Romanos, see alpha 1905.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; religion; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 July 2002@16:47:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 2 September 2002@09:44:13.
David Whitehead (source identification; more keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 7 June 2012@05:41:00.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 9 September 2012@00:11:19.
David Whitehead on 28 September 2015@03:49:17.


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