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Headword: Λεχώ
Adler number: lambda,350
Translated headword: new mother, woman in childbed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] she who has just given birth.[1]
Also in the Epigrams: "for you extended your two hands over the new mother, arriving without your bow, mistress."[2]
Greek Original:
Λεχώ: ἡ ἀρτίτοκος. καὶ ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: οὕνεκά οἱ πρηεῖα λεχοῖ δισσὰς ὑπερέσχες χεῖρας ἄτερ τόξου, πότνια, νισομένη.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica: see the references at Photius lambda232 Theodoridis.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.271.3-4, referring to Artemis in a dedicatory offering after childbirth.
Keywords: children; definition; gender and sexuality; imagery; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 29 March 2009@10:08:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 March 2009@10:23:37.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 29 March 2009@18:32:59.
David Whitehead on 16 April 2013@06:41:23.


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