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Headword: Γηραλέα
Adler number: gamma,245
Translated headword: elderly (woman)
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] an old woman. Also [sc. attested is the masculine] γηραλέος , [meaning] an old man. Also [sc. attested is] γηραλέον , neuter.
"Now elderly [hands] are embraced."[1]
Greek Original:
Γηραλέα: ἡ γραῖα. καὶ Γηραλέος, ὁ γέρων. καὶ Γηραλέον, οὐδετέρως. νῦν γηραλέαι ἐναγκαλίζονται.
Note:
[1] This quotation (lacking, Adler reports, in four of the manuscripts) was not identified by Adler but is identifiable via the TLG as an approximation of the phrase νῦν γηράλαιαι ἐναγκαλίζονται χεῖρες in the C6 Byzantine hymnographer Romanos the Melodist (14.1.5). On Romanos, see alpha 1905.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; religion; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 July 2002@16:47:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 2 September 2002@09:44:13.
David Whitehead (source identification; more keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 7 June 2012@05:41:00.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 9 September 2012@00:11:19.
David Whitehead on 28 September 2015@03:49:17.

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