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Headword: *tritogenh/s
Adler number: tau,1020
Translated headword: Tritogenes
Vetting Status: high
[Another name for] Athena. Either because she came forth from the belly and the womb and the head of Zeus; or because she was begotten by the river Triton in Libya, [of one?] wasting away[1] as Athenians believe; or because she was begotten third after Artemis and Apollo; or since Athanes[2] call the head 'triton'; or since she was born beside Triton; or the cause is from trei=n ["to flee"] and to be cautious; or [because she is] generative; or because she bathed in Triton, the river of Libya.
Greek Original:
*tritogenh/s: h( *)aqhna=. h)/toi o(/ti e)k th=s nhdu/os kai\ th=s mh/tras kai\ th=s kefalh=s tou= *dio\s e)ch=lqen: h)\ o(/ti para\ *tri/twni tw=| potamw=| *libu/hs e)gennh/qh, fqi/nontos, w(s kai\ *)aqhnai=oi a)/gousin: h)\ o(/ti tri/th meta\ *)/artemin kai\ *)apo/llwna e)gennh/qh: h)\ e)pei\ tri/twna th\n kefalh\n *)aqa=nes le/gousin: h)\ e)pei\ para\ *tri/twni e)ge/neto: h)\ tou= trei=n kai\ eu)labei=sqai ai)ti/a: h)\ gennhtikh/: h)\ o(/ti a)pelou/sato e)n tw=| *tri/twni, tw=| *libu/hs potamw=|.
= Photius, Lexicon tau468 Theodoridis (with copious references there); cf. (e.g.) Hesychius tau1444 and scholia on Homer, Iliad 4.515 and 8.39.
See also tau 1019.
[1] In ms G, Adler reports, a lacuna follows this participle; M has a note zh/tei, indicating a textual difficulty. Kuster and Naber add h)\ tri/th| before fqi/nontos, i.e. "or on the 28th (day of the month)," accepted by Theodoridis.
[2] In Photius Theodoridis prints Porson's emendation *)aqama=nes "the Athamans" (a tribal people of NW Greece).
Keywords: aetiology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; medicine; mythology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 March 2014@23:11:46.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 5 March 2014@00:53:30.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics; raised status) on 5 March 2014@03:05:53.
David Whitehead on 5 March 2014@03:06:49.
David Whitehead (coding) on 29 May 2016@05:54:22.


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