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Headword: *gaiw/n
Adler number: gamma,85
Translated headword: Gaiôn
Vetting Status: high
Name of a place. Gaiôn and Pheisôn, names of rivers.[1]
Also [sc. attested is lower-case and differently-accented] gaiw=n, [meaning] of terrestrial matters.
Greek Original:
*gaiw/n: o)/noma to/pou. *gaiw\n kai\ *feisw/n, o)no/mata potamw=n. kai\ *gaiw=n, ghi/+nwn pragma/twn.
[1] cf. gamma 241, phi 254. As 'Pison' and 'Gihon', two of the four rivers -- besides the Tigris and the Euphrates -- flowing out of the Garden of Eden (Genesis 1:10-14). [Attempts to identify them with e.g. the Nile and the Ganges or with lesser rivers of the Near East began as early as the second century BCE and continue to proliferate in modern encyclopedias and websites. Caveat lector.]
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 June 2003@03:02:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added x-ref and keyword; cosmetics) on 5 June 2003@03:42:58.
David Whitehead (augmented note, at the prompting of Nicholas Fincher; another keyword) on 20 September 2004@06:56:15.
David Whitehead (more for n.1) on 21 September 2004@04:11:53.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 1 August 2011@04:33:57.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 23 August 2012@09:52:24.


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