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Headword: Ἕδρα
Adler number: epsilon,263
Translated headword: backside, rectum, rump, seat
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Also[1] the [sc. anal] sphincter in humans.
And this says the prophet: "and he crushed his enemies in the hindquarters," signifying damage to the rectum; but he said this more decently by saying, in the hindquarters.[2]
Hedrai is a name for saddles, settles, privies.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἕδρα: καὶ ὁ σφιγκτὴρ τῶν ἀνθρώπων. καὶ τοῦτό φησιν ὁ προφήτης: καὶ ἐπάταξε τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτοῦ εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω, τῆς ἕδρας τὸ πάθος σημαίνουσα: σεμνότερον δὲ τοῦτο εἴρηκεν εἰπών, εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω. ὅτι ἕδραι λέγονται αἱ σέλλαι, σελλάρια, σωτήρια.
Notes:
[1] This implies a connection with the preceeding entry, epsilon 262, i.e. another meaning is being added to the ones already given there.
[2] Theodoret (PG 80, 1500cd) -- but using the feminine noun ἡ προφητεία (the Suda retains a feminine participle, σημαίνουσα ) -- on Psalm 77.66 LXX.
[3] From alpha 4574.
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; medicine; religion; science and technology
Translated by: Giorgos Akrivas on 23 January 2004@15:16:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; supplied notes; augmented keywords) on 24 January 2004@05:06:09.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 30 July 2012@03:25:53.
David Whitehead (coding) on 6 December 2015@08:43:55.

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