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Headword: *)/osiris
Adler number: omicron,693
Translated headword: Osiris
Vetting Status: high
Some say he was Dionysus, others say another; [the one] who [they say] was dismembered by the daemon Typhon[1] and became a great sorrow for the Egyptians, and they keep the memory of his dismemberment for all time.
Greek Original:
*)/osiris: tou=ton oi( me\n le/gousin ei)=nai to\n *dio/nuson, oi( de\ a)/llon: o(\n u(po\ *tufw=nos dai/monos e)spara/xqai, kai\ me/ga pe/nqos ge- ne/sqai toi=s *ai)gupti/ois, kai\ tou= sparagmou= mnh/mhn poiei=sqai e)pi\ pa/nta to\n xro/non.
Following Wentzel, Adler attributed this material to the Bodleian scholia on Gregory of Nazianzus, but see now Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 4 Zintzen (3B Athanassiadi).
See generally OCD4 s.v., and cf. omicron 694.
[1] cf. tau 1226, tau 1227.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; geography; mythology; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 23 December 2000@19:04:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 3 October 2002@10:08:41.
David Whitehead on 29 July 2013@08:51:43.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 30 July 2013@11:26:44.
David Whitehead on 6 August 2014@03:23:53.
David Whitehead (source-identification, noticed by Dr Udo Hartmann; more keywords) on 18 August 2014@10:26:15.
David Whitehead (coding) on 20 May 2016@04:50:42.


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