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Headword: Μέμφις
Adler number: mu,583
Translated headword: Memphis
Vetting Status: high
A proper noun; [the genitive is] Μέμφεως ; the dative [is] Μέμφει ; and [there is] also a feminine ἡ Μέμφις .
Apis, an Egyptian god; Egyptians honour him with a moon. And this ox was sacred to the moon, just as Memphis [is] to the sun.[1]
Greek Original:
Μέμφις: ὄνομα κύριον: Μέμφεως: ἡ δοτικὴ Μέμφει: καὶ θηλυκὸν ἡ Μέμφις. Ἄπις, θεὸς Αἰγύπτου: τοῦτον Αἰγύπτιοι σελήνῃ τιμῶσι. καὶ ἱερὸς ἦν ὅδε ὁ βοῦς τῆς σελήνης, ὥσπερ ὁ Μέμφις τοῦ ἡλίου.
cf. Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica s.v. Memphis (and for Memphis the city mu 584).
[1] From alpha 3201 (q.v.).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; religion; zoology
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 18 August 2007@09:12:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword; cosmetics) on 19 August 2007@06:20:50.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 16 May 2013@04:21:14.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 December 2014@23:20:49.


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