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Headword: Χρῖσις
Adler number: chi,521
Translated headword: anointing
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Referring to] the anointing-oil of the royal olive, which the prophets used to bring forward by means of a horn and rub on the kings.[1]
"And David was deemed worthy of the anointing because of Samuel; but the story indiscrimately named the people's proclamations 'anointings."[2]
And elsewhere: "And the sea Nereids anointed for themselves" - meaning they anointed - "the corpse with nectar and placed it under a rock on the shore".[3]
Greek Original:
Χρῖσις: τὸ χρῖσμα τοῦ τῆς βασιλείας ἐλαίου, ὅπερ οἱ προφῆται διὰ κέρατος ἐπιφερόμενοι, ἔχριον τοῖς βασιλεῦσι. καὶ ὁ Δαβὶδ τῆς μὲν χρίσεως ἠξιώθη διὰ Σαμουήλ: τὰς δὲ τοῦ λαοῦ ἀναγορεύσεις ἡ ἱστορία χρίσεις ἀδιαφόρως ὠνόμασε. καὶ αὖθις: νέκταρι δ' εἰνάλιαι Νηρηί̈δες ἐχρίσαντο [ἀντὶ τοῦ ἔχρισαν] καὶ νέκυν ἀκταίῃ θῆκαν ὑπὸ σπιλάδι.
Notes:
This headword strictly pertains to the process of anointing itself, the cognate chi 522 to the oil used.
[1] The source of this definition is unidentifiable.
[2] George the Monk, Chronicon 188.11-13.
[3] Greek Anthology 7.1.3-4. (The inserted explanation simply glosses the middle voice of the verb with the active.)
Keywords: botany; Christianity; definition; ethics; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 15 July 2003@09:20:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes; augmented keywords) on 15 July 2003@09:52:36.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 20 April 2010@06:39:53.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 13 November 2013@08:37:46.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 7 November 2014@01:52:49.

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