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Headword: *qea/monas
Adler number: theta,82
Translated headword: observers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] spectators;[1] contemplative [persons].[2]
Greek Original:
*qea/monas: qeata/s: qewrhtikou/s.
The headword is accusative plural of the rare noun qea/mwn, evidently quoted from somewhere (probably a Christian theological text, e.g. John of Damascus or Maximus the Confessor).
The Ionic form qeh/monas occurs in the Greek Anthology 16.365.3.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica, beginning with Hesychius (theta158); see the references at Photius theta50 Theodoridis.
[2] cf. Hesychius theta161 (s.v. qe/ama) and, according to Adler, the Ambrosian Lexicon (72-3).
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 October 2007@00:21:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tiny tweaks) on 1 October 2007@03:03:19.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 30 December 2012@07:13:57.
David Whitehead (coding) on 27 April 2016@10:23:32.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 27 April 2016@10:36:24.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 11 October 2018@01:43:14.


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