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Headword: *maiwqh/sontai
Adler number: mu,341
Translated headword: they will deliver [babies]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they will go into labor, they will be born, they will be cared for.
Greek Original:
*maiwqh/sontai: loxeuqh/sontai, gennhqh/sontai, qerapeuqh/sontai.
Same or similar entry in other lexica: see the references at Photius mu39 Theodoridis. The headword is future (passive) of maio/omai, a variant of maieu/omai (mu 315, mu 316, mu 317). (This verb is used both of midwives and of mothers; also in a passive sense of the baby.) It is taken to be quoted from the Septuagint: Job 26.5.
Keywords: children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; medicine; religion; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 April 2008@15:58:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweak) on 23 April 2008@03:38:14.
David Whitehead on 12 May 2013@07:47:51.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 May 2013@21:23:37.
David Whitehead (coding) on 17 May 2016@08:49:52.


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