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Headword: *porsu/nw
Adler number: pi,2094
Translated headword: I prepare
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] I make ready.
Greek Original:
*porsu/nw: e(toima/zw.
Similarly in Hesychius and the Etymologicum Magnum.
The headword verb itself is first attested (in Homer) in the very specific sense of a wife preparing her marital bed, but later takes on general applications: see LSJ s.v.
Keywords: definition; epic; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 December 2009@05:47:05.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note, set status) on 17 December 2009@12:37:00.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 18 December 2009@03:22:06.
David Whitehead on 26 October 2011@08:10:27.
David Whitehead on 10 October 2013@08:34:43.


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