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Headword: *)alfesi/boia
Adler number: alpha,1447
Translated headword: oxen-producing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] she who finds oxen.
Greek Original:
*)alfesi/boia: eu(retikh\ bow=n.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras and, according to Adler, the Ambrosian Lexicon.
The headword term occurs first (as a nominative plural) in Homer, Iliad 18.593, of virgin girls; they are "oxen-producing" in the sense of being likely to attract suitors who bring oxen as presents. See generally LSJ s.v. Alphesiboia is also a proper name (that of the mother of Adonis) in mythology.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; gender and sexuality; mythology; women; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 June 2000@16:05:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and keyword) on 6 February 2001@06:38:23.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 4 July 2002@00:21:11.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 February 2012@06:37:03.
David Whitehead on 14 June 2015@06:25:23.


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