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Headword: Αἵματος ἆσαι Ἄρηα
Adler number: alphaiota,195
Translated headword: to sate Ares with blood
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to satisfy with blood.[1] Or to sully with blood and to scratch. For filth [ἄση ] [is] dirtiness. Hence also 'bathtub' [ἀσάμινθος ], in which they used to bathe, diminishing [μινύθοντες ] the filth. That is, reducing the dirtiness.[2]
Greek Original:
Αἵματος ἆσαι Ἄρηα: αἵματος κορέσαι. ἢ αἵματι μολῦναι καὶ χρῶσαι. ἄση γὰρ ἡ ῥυπαρία. ὅθεν καὶ ἀσάμινθος, ἐν ᾗ τὴν ἄσην μινύθοντες ἐλούοντο. ὅ ἐστι τὴν ῥυπαρίαν μειοῦντες.
[1] Likewise in other lexica. From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 5.289, where the headword phrase occurs (web address 1).
[2] See already alpha 4123, and again mu 1098.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; mythology; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 11 February 2003@00:19:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes) on 11 February 2003@03:37:15.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 23 July 2009@05:10:24.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 23 July 2009@11:43:46.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 15 May 2012@04:25:03.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 26 November 2015@03:34:35.


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