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Headword: Alexiarê
Adler number: alpha,1135
Translated headword: death-averting earth
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] that[1] which aids men.
Greek Original:
Alexiarê gê: hê tois andrasi boêthousa.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras, and see also Hesychius s.v. a)lecia/rhs, glossed as e)pi/kouros, a)lecika/kos. Latte regards that entry as prompted by Hesiod, Works and Days 464 (where fallow land, neio/s [nu 291], is called a)lecia/rh); and the same is surely true of the present one.
[1] She, grammatically speaking.
Keywords: agriculture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 17 April 2000@05:52:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 27 January 2001@11:57:46.
David Whitehead (expanded and tweaked notes; more keywords; cosmetics) on 3 February 2012@08:28:19.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 14 April 2012@22:49:00.
David Whitehead on 29 May 2015@11:39:38.


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