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Headword: Ἴκτερος
Adler number: iota,279
Translated headword: jaundice
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A disease resulting from bile.[1]
"Those who were colored with jaundice as if with gold."[2]
They say that there is a yellow-colored condition aroused by anger so as to make the eyes of the victims yellow and black, like [the eyes] of kites, from which it gets its name.[3]
[Note] that those suffering from jaundice are easily changed to a bird when they look at a curlew. See under χαραδριός .[4]
Greek Original:
Ἴκτερος: νόσος ἐκ χολῆς συνισταμένη. τοὺς ἰκτέρῳ χρωσθέντας ὥσπερ χρυσίῳ. λέγουσι δὲ εἶναι πόνον ὠχροειδῆ ἀπὸ θυμοῦ ἐγειρόμενον ὥστε τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς τῶν κεκρατημένων ὠχροὺς καὶ μέλανας ποιεῖν, ὡς καὶ τῶν ἰκτίνων, ἀφ' οὗ καὶ καλεῖται. ὅτι οἱ ἰκτεριῶντες ῥᾷον ἀπαλλάττονται πρὸς ὄρνιν τὸν χαραδριὸν ἀποβλέψαντες. καὶ ζήτει ἐν τῷ χαραδριός.
Notes:
[1] cf. iota 278.
[2] A line of iambic poetry; perhaps George of Pisidia (so Adler).
[3] Also in other lexica; see the references at Photius iota97 Theodoridis. For kites see iota 284.
[4] chi 90.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; medicine; meter and music; poetry; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 June 2006@11:15:34.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 18 June 2006@04:53:16.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 10 January 2013@08:40:14.

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