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Headword: *tetartai=os
Adler number: tau,370
Translated headword: quartan
Vetting Status: high
On the fourth day [or, every four days].
Greek Original:
*tetartai=os: tetrah/meros.
Adjective derived from teta/rth (sc. h(me/ra), "the fourth day." In medical usage, it can refer to a quartan fever; and see also e.g. Herodotus 2.89.1 on the interval between death and embalming in Egypt.
See also tau 371, tau 372.
Keywords: chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; medicine
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 November 2008@01:17:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; another keyword) on 6 November 2008@02:59:27.
David Whitehead on 12 August 2011@09:13:31.


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