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Headword: Λάτρης
Adler number: lambda,147
Translated headword: hireling, servant
Vetting Status: high
[λάτρης , genitive] λάτρου . But in the feminine [it is] λάτρις , [meaning] handmaid, female slave, beggar-woman.[1]
"[...] who dedicated these mountain's [ = mountaineer's] garments and blond locks, fearing the half-female servant of the goddess."[2]
Greek Original:
Λάτρης, λάτρου. θηλυκὼς δὲ Λάτρις, θεράπαινα, δούλη, προσαῖτις. δείσας ἡμιγύναικα θεῆς λάτριν: ὃς τάδ' ὄρεια ἐνδυτὰ καὶ ξανθοὺς ἐκρέμασε πλοκάμους.
[1] cf. lambda 148; also, for cognate words, lambda 145, lambda 146, lambda 149. In fact λάτρις has common gender.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.217.9-10 (Simonides), partly quoted again at omicron 541; see the note there. For 'half-female servant of the goddess' see under gamma 41.
Keywords: clothing; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; gender and sexuality; poetry; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 February 2005@00:45:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 22 February 2005@02:55:44.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 22 February 2005@16:05:16.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 23 February 2005@08:46:26.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 3 April 2013@07:57:57.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 3 April 2013@19:34:03.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 July 2013@08:43:55.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 19 April 2019@23:42:42.


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