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Headword: *loimw/dhs
Adler number: lambda,758
Translated headword: pestilential
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to blame[1] for a plague.
Greek Original:
*loimw/dhs: o( o)le/qrou parai/tios.
The phrase loimw/dhs no/sos "pestilential disease" occurs first in Thucydides (1.23.3: web address 1) and subsequently in other historical and medical texts.
[1] The original and literal sense of the adjective paraitios is 'partly to blame' or 'sharing the blame'; but as noted in LSJ s.v., it later becomes synonymous with simple aitios.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; ethics; historiography; medicine
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 12 November 2008@10:43:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note, link, and keyword; set status) on 13 November 2008@00:51:43.
David Whitehead (modified tr; added a note) on 13 November 2008@03:45:09.
David Whitehead on 22 April 2013@09:01:48.


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