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Headword: *)/olumpos
Adler number: omicron,222
Translated headword: Olympos, Olympus
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] heaven; a god's residence.
Greek Original:
*)/olumpos: ou)rano/s: qeou= oi)khth/rion.
More fully (with the addition of 'and a mountain in Macedonia') in other lexica; references at Photius omicron255 Theodoridis.
'The highest mountain [2918 m.] in the Greek peninsula, dominating the Aegean to the east and, to the north and south, the Macedonian and Thessalian plains... Considered to be the throne of Zeus and home of the gods, it held an important place in religion, mythology, and literature' OCD(4) s.v. Olympus(1).
Keywords: definition; geography; mythology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 9 December 2003@15:27:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and another keyword; cosmetics) on 10 December 2003@03:14:04.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 25 June 2013@03:56:34.
David Whitehead on 6 August 2014@03:05:24.


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