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Headword: *qera/paina
Adler number: theta,226
Translated headword: handmaiden
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] female slave.[1]
"And he honored him with a captive handmaiden."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the form] qerapaini/s, [also] feminine.
"In fear for you [sc. someone is] like a handmaiden."[3]
Greek Original:
*qera/paina: dou/lh. kai\ qerapai/nh| e)ti/mhsen au)to\n dorialw/tw|. kai\ *qerapaini\s qhluko/n. fo/bw| soi w(s qerapaini/s.
[1] Similarly glossed in ps.-Herodian; cf. alpha 1755.
[2] Part of Menander Protector fr. 10.3 Blockley.
[3] Or: like a handmaiden to you. Either way, the quotation is unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; historiography; military affairs; women
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 19 February 2008@22:58:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 20 February 2008@01:24:51.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 February 2008@04:16:58.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 January 2012@06:09:50.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 1 January 2013@07:06:43.


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