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Headword: Λεχώϊα
Adler number: lambda,351
Translated headword: birthing, of childbirth
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] those things which occur during delivery of a child. "But, maidens, you who are bringing birthing gifts to the child, now pour warm tears against the cold grave."[1]
Greek Original:
Λεχώϊα: τὰ ἐπὶ τῇ λοχείᾳ συμβαίνοντα. ἀλλὰ, κόραι, τῇ παιδὶ λεχώϊα δῶρα φέρουσαι, θερμὰ κατὰ ψυχροῦ δάκρυα χεῖτε τάφου.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is neuter plural of the adjective λεχώϊος ; cf. lambda 350.
[1] Greek Anthology 7.166.5-6.
Keywords: children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; poetry; women
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 29 March 2009@10:13:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaks) on 29 March 2009@10:30:22.
Catharine Roth (betacode cosmeticule) on 29 March 2009@18:34:11.
David Whitehead on 16 April 2013@06:43:04.


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