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Headword: Μιαιφόνος
Adler number: mu,1040
Translated headword: defilement-murderous, bloodthirsty
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Descriptive of] a murderer.
Greek Original:
Μιαιφόνος: ὁ φονεύς.
Note:
For the abstract noun cognate with this headword see already mu 1039. The present adjective has the same or similar glossing in other lexica (see the references at Photius mu435 Theodoridis), and cf. also the scholia to Homer, Iliad 5.844, where (as elsewhere) it occurs as an epithet of Ares.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; law; mythology; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 23 July 2009@14:37:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (note; more keywords) on 24 July 2009@03:49:20.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 22 May 2013@08:22:10.

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