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Headword: Ἰθαγενής
Adler number: iota,231
Translated headword: legitimate
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] native-born, lawfully-begotten child.[1]
One who has his generation [γένος ] straight [ἰθύ ] and not distorted.[2]
Agathias [writes]: "for the ancient inhabitants and legitimate rulers from of old to recover the land [...]."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἰθαγενής: αὐτόχθων, γνήσιος παῖς. ὁ ἰθὺ καὶ ἀδιάστροφον ἔχων τὸ γένος. Ἀγαθίας: τοὺς γοῦν ἐκ παλαιοῦ οἰκήτορας καὶ ἰθαγενεῖς ἀνέκαθεν ἡγεμόνας τὴν γῆν ἀνακομίσασθαι.
[1] Very similar glossing in other lexica (see the references at Photius iota72 Theodoridis), though the earlier ones do not have 'child'. See also (e.g.) glosses on Herodotus 6.53 and on Homer, Odyssey 14.203; and cf. iota 235.
[2] Also in Etymologicum Magnum 470.1 and other lexica.
[3] Agathias, Histories 1.20.
Keywords: children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; geography; historiography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 21 March 2006@00:38:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmeticules) on 21 March 2006@03:11:53.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 10 January 2013@05:41:54.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 22 January 2013@01:51:37.
Catharine Roth (more coding) on 11 July 2015@11:00:50.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 7 January 2019@02:02:25.


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