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Headword: Apo dis hepta kumatôn
Adler number: alpha,3298
Translated headword: from twice seven waves
Vetting Status: high
Out of a metaphor of those being cleansed for murders. For they wash their himatia with twice seven waves.
Greek Original:
Apo dis hepta kumatôn: ek metaphoras tôn epi phonois kathairomenôn. houtoi gar dis hepta kumasi plunousi ta himatia.
A numerically extreme version (otherwise unattested) of the idea that repeated washing is necessary in such circumstances. For lower numbers (3, 5, 7) in the same context see Robert Parker, Miasma (Oxford 1983) 226; cf. E. Rohde, Psyche (English tr. London 1925) 589.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; imagery; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 February 2001@17:34:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 18 March 2001@05:12:30.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@05:50:50.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 2 April 2012@06:16:39.


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