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Headword: Χρηστήρια
Adler number: chi,512
Translated headword: sacrifices
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] deeds of daring, acts. Sophocles [writes]: "sacrifices of that man." Or the destroyed flocks; [derived] from them being killed [διαχρήσασθαι ].[1]
But χριστήρια [are] things that are anointed with oil, with which priests used to be anointed.[2]
[sc. The latter is spelled] with an iota.[3]
Greek Original:
Χρηστήρια: τολμήματα, πράξεις. Σοφοκλῆς: κείνου χρηστήρια τἀνδρός. ἢ τὰ διεφθαρμένα ποίμνια: παρὰ τὸ διαχρήσασθαι αὐτά. Χριστήρια δὲ τὰ μετὰ ἐλαίου κεχρισμένα, μεθ' οὗ ἐχρίοντο οἱ ἱερεῖς. διὰ τοῦ ι.
Notes:
The neuter plural headword is extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 220 (web address 1), with scholion. See further, chi 513.
[2] cf. chi 522.
[3] Addendum lacking, Adler reports, in ms S.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; religion; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 April 2008@05:27:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 April 2008@07:44:05.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 6 April 2008@07:45:52.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 13 November 2013@08:07:36.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 1 June 2016@06:12:18.

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