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Headword: *trito/mhnis
Adler number: tau,1021
Translated headword: third-of-the-month
Vetting Status: high
They used to call the third [day] of a month third-of-the-month. Athena seems to have been born then. Istros says that she is referred to as Tritogeneia, and is considered the same as the moon.[1]
Greek Original:
*trito/mhnis: th\n tri/thn tou= mhno\s tritomh/nida e)ka/loun. dokei= de\ gegenh=sqai to/te h( *)aqhna=. *)/istros de\ kai\ *tritoge/neian au)th/n fhsi le/gesqai, th\n au)th\n th=| selh/nh| nomizome/nhn.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v., glossing Lycurgus fr. 48 Conomis.
[1] Istros FGrH 334 F2; cf. tau 1019, tau 1020. For the (numerous) other ways of explaining the name Tritogeneia see LSJ s.v.
Keywords: chronology; definition; historiography; mythology; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 December 2000@08:32:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-references, set status) on 12 November 2004@22:07:52.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 14 November 2004@05:14:43.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 14 July 2011@05:32:55.


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