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Headword: Μητρῳακαί
Adler number: mu,1012
Translated headword: Metroiakai, Mother's
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[An adjective referring to] certain sacred days.
"He used to observe the ascetic practices[1] each month on the days honored as Metroiakai among Romans or even earlier among Phrygians."[2]
Greek Original:
Μητρῳακαί: ἡμέραι τινὲς ἱεραί. τὰς δὲ Μητρῳακὰς παρὰ Ῥωμαίοις ἢ καὶ πρότερον παρὰ Φρυξὶ σπουδασθείσας καστείας ἑκάστου μηνὸς ἥγνευε.
Notes:
[1] The rare noun καστεία is derived from Latin castus.
[2] Marinus, Life of Proclus 19.
Keywords: biography; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 July 2009@00:47:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 20 July 2009@02:58:49.
David Whitehead on 22 May 2013@06:26:09.

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