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Headword: *loxai=oi di/froi
Adler number: lambda,707
Translated headword: birthing chairs, birthing stools
Vetting Status: high
Women use them in recent times for childbirth.
Greek Original:
*loxai=oi di/froi: oi(=s pro\s to\ tekei=n o)ye\ xrw=ntai ai( gunai=kes.
From a gloss (on the headword phrase) in Artemidorus 5.73 -- but it appears there without "in recent times" (o)ye/). The medical writer Soranus of Ephesus describes such chairs or stools without suggesting that they were novel in his time (mid/late C2 CE).
R. Garland, The Greek Way of Life (London 1990) 72-3.
Keywords: children; chronology; daily life; medicine; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 September 2001@06:26:42.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; set status) on 18 November 2003@16:51:07.
David Whitehead (modified note; cosmetics) on 19 November 2003@03:17:37.
David Whitehead on 22 April 2013@05:51:32.


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