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Headword: Ἶρις
Adler number: iota,599
Translated headword: Iris
Vetting Status: high
As a masculine a name of a river.[1] But as a feminine it signifies the messenger of the gods.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἶρις: ἀρσενικὸν ὄνομα ποταμοῦ. θηλυκὸν δὲ σημαίνει τὴν ἄγγελον τῶν θεῶν.
For this headword in another application see already iota 598.
[1] Flowing into the Black Sea near Amisos (present-day Samsun). See Strabo, Geography 12.3 (web address 1).
[2] And goddess of rainbows; from Homer onwards. See generally OCD(4) s.v.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 May 2001@08:19:38.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 21 April 2002@22:42:42.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 22 April 2002@00:19:20.
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