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Headword: *parqeni/a
Adler number: pi,663
Translated headword: virginity
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the pure life.[1] Also [sc. attested is the phrase] 'Parthenian sea'.[2]
Greek Original:
*parqeni/a: o( kaqaro\s bi/os. kai\ *parqe/nion pe/lagos.
Same material, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (200 & 214).
[1] cf. generally pi 661, pi 662, pi 666, pi 667, pi 668.
[2] A late-antique term for that part of the SE Mediterranean which lay between Greece and Egypt. Gregory of Nazianzus (gamma 450) was once shipwrecked when sailing across it.
Keywords: biography; Christianity; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 August 2011@07:37:06.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 3 August 2011@09:01:10.
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