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Headword: *paidourgi/a
Adler number: pi,868
Translated headword: conception of children
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning pro]creation of children.[1]
Greek Original:
*paidourgi/a: paidopoii/+a.
The headword is a feminine noun in the nominative singular. Possible sources -- accusative singular in both instances -- are Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 1248 (web address 1) and (more probably: see n. 1 below) Plato, Laws 6.775C (web address 2).
Using the abstract term for a concrete substantive, the headword also means mother; see. LSJ s.v.
[1] Same gloss in Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon s.v. and in Photius, Lexicon pi32 Theodoridis.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; law; philosophy; tragedy; women
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 11 June 2008@02:13:44.
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David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 11 June 2008@03:40:57.
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