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Headword: Εἴλας
Adler number: epsiloniota,100
Translated headword: troops
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] bands/herds.
Greek Original:
Εἴλας: ἀγέλας.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica. The headword is accusative plural of εἴλη (a variant of ἴλη ). It must be quoted from somewhere; Latte on Hesychius s.v. says the Septuagint, while noting that in 2 Maccabees 5.3 εἴλας is merely a variant reading of the preferred ἴλας .
cf. epsiloniota 99, iota 297, iota 311.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 August 2005@08:57:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added cross-references, set status) on 21 August 2005@15:38:47.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 22 August 2005@09:03:38.
David Whitehead on 23 November 2012@07:07:54.
David Whitehead on 22 April 2016@03:21:39.


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