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Headword: *(osi/an
Adler number: omicron,684
Translated headword: rite
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] funeral ceremony, the honor [due] to the dead.[1] "They buried them, not dishonoring a rite for the dead."[2]
And elsewhere: "and they buried the corpse, and everything was done according to divine [law]."[3]
But o(/sia xrh/mata ["permitted money"] [is] sacred.[4]
Greek Original:
*(osi/an: khdei/an, th\n e)pi\ nekroi=s timh/n. e)/qayan de\ au)tou/s, mh\ a)tima/santes nekroi=s o(si/an. kai\ au)=qis: kai\ to\n nekro\n e)/qayan, kai\ pa/nta e)pe/prakto su\n th=| o(si/a|. *(/osia de\ xrh/mata, ta\ i(era/.
[1] cf. generally omicron 683, omicron 690. The headword is in the accusative case, presumably (though not demonstrably) extracted from the quotation which immediately follows.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable. (Adler suggests Aelian.)
[3] Quotation unidentifiable. (Adler again suggests Aelian.)
[4] Portus added mh\ here, comparing omicron 688; other editors have rejected the emendation, comparing omicron 687.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 December 2005@16:04:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.1 and keywords) on 14 December 2005@04:15:40.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 14 December 2005@13:50:34.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 29 July 2013@08:19:51.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 30 July 2013@00:50:39.


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