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Headword: *pre/sbeira
Adler number: pi,2250
Translated headword: aged woman, ambassadress
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one] held in honor.[1]
Greek Original:
*pre/sbeira: e)/ntimos.
The headword is a feminine noun in the nominative (and vocative) singular; see generally LSJ s.v. pre/sbus, the masculine equivalent. Its earliest extant attestation is in the Homeric Hymn (5) to Aphrodite 32 (web address 1); thereafter in tragedy, comedy, and other poetic genres.
[1] The gloss is a two-ending adjective in the masculine and feminine nominative singular; see generally LSJ s.v. The headword is similarly glossed (but with the superlative) by ps.-Zonaras 1577.1; cf. Hesychius s.v.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; poetry; religion; tragedy; women
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 3 January 2011@23:12:55.
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Catharine Roth (rearrangement, other tweaks) on 4 January 2011@01:44:51.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 January 2011@04:39:58.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; more keywords) on 27 October 2011@10:02:48.
David Whitehead on 13 October 2013@08:53:13.


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