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Headword: Λύθρος
Adler number: lambda,792
Translated headword: gore
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] murder. Or the defilement that comes from blood, composed of sweat and dust and blood, along with serous discharge.[1]
In the Epigrams: "but arms dripping with human gore may the precinct of Ares keep."[2]
Greek Original:
Λύθρος: φόνος. ἢ ὁ ἐκ τοῦ αἵματος μολυσμός, συνιστάμενος δι' ἱδρῶτος καὶ κόνεως καὶ αἵματος, μετὰ ἰχῶρος. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: ὅπλα δὲ λύθρῳ λειβόμενα βροτέῳ σηκὸς Ἄρηος ἔχοι.
Notes:
[1] Likewise in other lexica (see the references at Photius lambda442 Theodoridis), and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 20.503, where the dative case of the headword occurs.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.163.7-8 (Meleager [Author, Myth]).
Keywords: architecture; definition; epic; ethics; imagery; medicine; military affairs; poetry; religion; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 14 June 2009@19:24:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 14 June 2009@21:46:20.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; tweaks) on 15 June 2009@03:34:56.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 23 April 2013@03:55:48.

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