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Headword: *)wdi=nes qana/tou kai\ pagi/des
Adler number: omega,24
Translated headword: pangs and snares of death
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] death-bringing dangers. David [says]: "pangs of hell encircled me; snares of death outran me."[1] The pains of the mother before childbirth are called pangs. Therefore by this metaphor the calamities preparing to bring [one] near to death itself are called 'pangs of hell.'[2]
Greek Original:
*)wdi=nes qana/tou kai\ pagi/des: oi( qanathfo/roi ki/ndunoi. *dabi/d: w)di=nes a(/|dou perieku/klwsa/n me: proe/fqasa/n me pagi/des qana/tou. *)wdi=nes kalou=ntai ai( pro\ tou= toketou= th=s tiktou/shs o)du/nai. toigarou=n e)k th=s metafora=s tau/ths w)di=nes a(/|dou prosagoreu/ontai ai( au)tw=| prospela/zein tw=| qana/tw| paraskeua/zousai sumforai/.
See also omega 22, omega 23, omega 25, omega 26.
[1] Theodoret (PG 80, 973c) on Psalm 17:6 LXX.
[2] Theodoret (PG 80, 1797b) on Psalm 114:3 LXX.
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; gender and sexuality; imagery; medicine; religion; women
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 5 July 2003@08:43:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation, added notes) on 5 July 2003@11:23:48.
David Whitehead (added x-refs; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 6 July 2003@05:14:00.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@06:39:13.
David Whitehead on 11 April 2011@10:23:22.
David Whitehead on 30 October 2013@10:05:18.
David Whitehead (coding) on 20 May 2016@07:29:06.


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