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Headword: Αἷμα
Adler number: alphaiota,187
Translated headword: blood
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Blood] and family. "I claim to be of this family and blood."[1] And the most vital of the four humors which are in us.[2] Sophocles in Electra calls the knife "blood."[3]
Greek Original:
Αἷμα: καὶ τὸ γένος. ταύτης τοι γενεῆς τε καὶ αἵματος εὔχομαι εἶναι. καὶ τὸ ἐν ἡμῖν τεσσάρων χυμῶν τὸ καιριώτατον. Σοφοκλῆς δ' ἐν Ἠλέκτρᾳ τὴν μάχαιραν αἷμά φησιν.
Notes:
(For this headword see already alphaiota 186.)
Same or similar entry in other lexica, including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon.
[1] Homer, Iliad 6.211, with scholion.
[2] If this sentence is a quotation, it is unidentifiable.
[3] Sophocles, Electra 1395.
Keywords: definition; epic; imagery; medicine; philosophy; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 November 2002@19:29:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 22 November 2002@03:26:09.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 May 2012@09:51:50.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 3 April 2015@00:22:00.

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