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Headword: *lexw/
Adler number: lambda,350
Translated headword: new mother, woman in childbed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] she who has just given birth.[1]
Also in the Epigrams: "for you extended your two hands over the new mother, arriving without your bow, mistress."[2]
Greek Original:
*lexw/: h( a)rti/tokos. kai\ e)n *)epigra/mmasi: ou(/neka/ oi( prhei=a lexoi= dissa\s u(pere/sxes xei=ras a)/ter to/cou, po/tnia, nisome/nh.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica: see the references at Photius lambda232 Theodoridis.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.271.3-4 (Phaedimus), referring to Artemis in a dedicatory offering after childbirth. Cf. pi 3060.
Keywords: children; definition; gender and sexuality; imagery; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 29 March 2009@10:08:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 March 2009@10:23:37.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 29 March 2009@18:32:59.
David Whitehead on 16 April 2013@06:41:23.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 25 April 2020@19:54:08.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 25 April 2020@19:55:47.


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