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Headword: *mele/twr
Adler number: mu,480
Translated headword: caretaker
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the one who is in charge,[1] the avenger of his father. "For there appeared a caretaker around the one in mourning".
Greek Original:
*mele/twr: o( e)pimelou/menos, o( timwro\s tou= patro/s. e)fa/nh ga\r mele/twr a)mfi\ to\n e)n pe/nqei.
Electra's words in Sophocles, Electra 846-7 (web address 1), with comment from the scholia there.
[1] cf. mu 478.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; ethics; poetry; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Andrea Consogno on 13 October 2005@06:50:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked headword and translation; augmented notes; trimmed keywords) on 13 October 2005@07:07:41.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@04:04:42.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 2 August 2020@18:19:34.


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