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Headword: Κῆδος
Adler number: kappa,1495
Translated headword: care, connection by marriage
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] an agreement of [= for] marriage, or of grief.[1]
Also distress/grief, because it makes [one] burn [καίεσθαι ].
"The two of them [Theodora and Belisarius] at once established a marriage-relationship with each other."[2]
And elsewhere: "When Tissaphernes had entered into a marriage-relationship with Artaxerxes and received the satrapy on the coast of the sea [...]."[3]
Greek Original:
Κῆδος: ἡ συναλλαγὴ τοῦ γάμου, ἢ τοῦ πένθους. καὶ ἡ λύπη, ὅτι καίεσθαι ποιεῖ. ἐς κῆδος γὰρ ἀλλήλοις ξυνηλθέτην εὐθύς. καὶ αὖθις: Τισσαφέρνης δὲ κηδεύσας Ἀρταξέρξῃ καὶ τὴν σατραπείαν λαβὼν τὴν ἐπὶ θαλάσσῃ.
Notes:
[1] Likewise in other lexica and scholia; see the references at Photius kapp654 Theodoridis. The plural of this noun appears at kappa 1484. See also kappa 1491, kappa 1492, kappa 1494.
[2] Procopius, Secret History 4.37.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable (but for Tissaphernes, satrap of Lydia, see generally tau 661).
Reference:
C. de Boor, "Suidas und die Konstantinsche Exzerptsammlung II," Byzantinische Zeitschrift 23 (1914-1919) 52
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; history; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 November 2005@23:11:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (typo in tr; augmented notes) on 20 November 2005@05:04:06.
Catharine Roth (added bibliography and keyword) on 28 December 2009@23:04:00.
David Whitehead (tweak) on 29 December 2009@04:14:51.
David Whitehead on 20 February 2013@07:27:03.

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