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Headword: *po/sis
Adler number: pi,2112
Translated headword: spouse
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] husband.
Greek Original:
*po/sis: a)nh/r.
Epic/poetic; similarly glossed by other lexica and grammarians (references at Photius pi1115 Theodoridis), and the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 1.15 (web address 1).
Indoeuropean *potis 'lord, master', cf. po/tnia, despo/ths, Skt. pátis 'lord, master, husband', pátnī 'lady, wife', Lat. potis (sum), etc. (LSJ s.v.)
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 March 2004@10:24:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added link, set status) on 8 June 2004@02:18:38.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 8 June 2004@03:05:02.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, upgraded link, raised status) on 11 May 2011@01:53:48.
David Whitehead on 10 October 2013@09:24:07.


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