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Headword: Λίθιναι ὑδρίαι>20: διότι τὰ τριγενῆ προπαροξύνονται
Adler number: lambda,515
Translated headword: stone water-jars
Vetting Status: high
[sc. The phrase is in this form] because the [adjectives] of three genders[1] are accented proparoxytone,[2] [thus in this instance] λίθινος , λίθινη and λίθινον .
Greek Original:
Λίθιναι ὑδρίαι: διότι τὰ τριγενῆ προπαροξύνονται, λίθινος, λιθίνη καὶ λίθινον.
The headword phrase, as Adler noted, comes from the New Testament: John 2.6 (the water-into-wine miracle at the marriage feast at Cana).
[1] For this sense of τριγενής see generally LSJ s.v., II, and under nu 90.
[2] i.e. with an acute accent on the antepenult.
Keywords: Christianity; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 9 April 2009@14:40:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 April 2009@05:26:04.
David Whitehead (another note) on 10 April 2009@06:34:03.
David Whitehead on 18 April 2013@08:46:52.
David Whitehead (coding) on 17 May 2016@03:05:48.


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