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Headword: *)aristoto/keia
Adler number: alpha,3931
Translated headword: bearing the best children
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] she who gives birth to the best sons.
Greek Original:
*)aristoto/keia: h( a)ri/stous gennw=sa.
Same entry, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.
The headword is a poetic feminine form of a)ristoto/kos (LSJ entry at web address 1); used at, and probably quoted here from, Theocritus (Idylls 24.73, vocative).
Compare dusaristoto/keia at Homer, Iliad 18.54, where Thetis, mother of Achilles calls herself this (the prefix not questioning his excellence but describing her misery).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; gender and sexuality; medicine; poetry; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 15 February 2002@11:36:17.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note and link) on 15 February 2002@16:38:13.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 15 February 2002@16:39:26.
David Whitehead (elaborated note; added keyword) on 17 February 2002@05:02:10.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; more keywords; cosmetics) on 12 April 2012@05:55:55.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 April 2015@01:15:58.
David Whitehead on 31 August 2015@06:06:04.


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