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Headword: *(ugei/a
Adler number: upsilon,22
Translated headword: health
Vetting Status: high
Those taking omens were accustomed to say, in answer to the question "Who is the one seeking [the omen]?," the name [of some god] or health[1] or suchlike. "And the hoopoe said: 'who are those seeking [me]?' And they[2] said: 'the twelve gods seem to have used you ill'."
Greek Original:
*(ugei/a: oi)wnizo/menoi ei)w/qasi le/gein pro\s to/, ti\s o( zhtw=n, o)/noma h)\ u(gei/an h)/ ti toiou=ton. kai\ o( e)/poy e)/fh: ti/nes oi( zhtou=ntes. oi( de\ e)/fasan, oi( dw/deka qeoi\ ei)/casin e)pitri=yai/ se.
Aristophanes, Birds 96-97 (web address 1), with material from the scholia there.
[1] Perhaps related to the so-called to\ oi)w/nisma to\ th=s *(ugiei/as (see Cassius Dio 37.24).
[2] Pisetaerus, rather.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; medicine; religion
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 29 December 2008@16:09:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 30 December 2008@05:12:14.
Catharine Roth (typos) on 31 December 2008@12:35:17.
Catharine Roth (tweaks, status) on 24 January 2011@21:35:18.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@07:57:23.


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