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Headword: Γεραιά
Adler number: gamma,191
Translated headword: venerable woman
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] an old woman.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the plural] venerable women, those women consecrated to Dionysos.[2]
Greek Original:
Γεραιά: ἡ γραῦς. καὶ Γεραιαί, αἱ τῷ Διονύσῳ ἱερώμεναι γυναῖκες.
Notes:
[1] Same gloss, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon (223).
[2] Abridged from Harpokration s.v., who cites [Demosthenes] 59.73 & 78-79.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; religion; rhetoric; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 October 2000@08:17:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 26 June 2002@19:11:28.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 27 June 2002@03:10:10.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks) on 3 July 2011@04:44:49.
David Whitehead on 27 September 2015@10:07:50.

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