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Headword: Ἑκαμήδη
Adler number: epsilon,347
Translated headword: Hekamede, Hecamede
Vetting Status: high
[The name of] Nestor's concubine.[1] [It comes] from the [phrase] ἑκάς ['far off'] μήδεσθαι ['to plan'], which is to deliberate.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἑκαμήδη: ἡ Νέστορος παλλακίς. παρὰ τὸ ἑκὰς μήδεσθαι, ὅ ἐστι βουλεύεσθαι.
[1] Homer, Iliad 11.624, 14.6 (web addresses 1 and 2). See also e.g. Plato, Ion 538B.
[2] Likewise in etymological lexica.
Associated internet addresses:
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Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; gender and sexuality; philosophy; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 May 2003@10:30:18.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added links, set status) on 4 June 2003@04:57:09.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword) on 4 June 2003@05:21:22.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 31 July 2012@06:10:14.
David Whitehead on 31 July 2012@06:10:34.
David Whitehead on 7 December 2015@08:16:34.


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