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Headword: Μητραλοίας
Adler number: mu,1004
Translated headword: mother-striker
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] one who strikes his mother. Also [sc. attested is] "mother-beater", [meaning] the same.[1]
Interpretation of a dream: to embrace [one's] mother, this [is] good in a dream.[2]
Greek Original:
Μητραλοίας: ὁ τὴν μητέρα τύπτων. καὶ Μητρολῴας, ὁ αὐτός. λύσις ὀνείρου: μητρὶ πλακῆναι καλὸν εἰς ὄναρ τόδε.
Notes:
[1] Thus far the entry = Synagoge, Photius mu424 Theodoridis; cf. Hesychius mu1292. The secondary headword μητρολῴας (attested in e.g. 1 Timothy 1:9), translated here as "mother-beater", is in fact an orthographic variant for the primary one, μητραλοίας (attested in e.g. Aeschylus, Lysias and Plato). For yet another mother-abuse word see mu 1007.
[2] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, ascribed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251); cf. pi 1250.
Keywords: children; Christianity; definition; dreams; ethics; gender and sexuality; imagery; law; meter and music; philosophy; poetry; rhetoric; tragedy; women
Translated by: Max Eager on 24 June 2009@14:19:01.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified translation, augmented notes, added keywords, raised status) on 25 June 2009@00:27:02.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 25 June 2009@03:10:02.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 21 November 2011@04:16:49.
David Whitehead on 22 May 2013@06:10:27.
David Whitehead (coding) on 18 May 2016@07:22:40.

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