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Headword: Νοσηλεία
Adler number: nu,492
Translated headword: care of the ill, nursing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] feebleness.[1] But νοσήλια [are] drugs/medicines.[2]
Greek Original:
Νοσηλεία: ἀσθένεια: Νοσήλια δὲ φάρμακα.
The headword is a feminine noun in the nominative (and vocative) singular; cf. nu 490, nu 491, and see generally LSJ s.v. It is perhaps generated by the genitive singular νοσηλείας at Sophocles, Philoctetes 39 (web address 1): Neoptolemus [Author, Myth] finds heavily stained rags that have clearly been used to bandage some seriously wounded person.
[1] The (incongruous) gloss is an abstract feminine noun in the nominative (and vocative) singular (lack of strength, weakness, sickliness); see LSJ s.v. As a comparandum Adler also cites the unpublished Ambrosian Lexicon (340).
[2] The adjective νοσήλια is the neuter nominative, vocative, and accusative plural form of νοσήλιος, -α, -ον , of or for sickness; see LSJ s.v. and an instance with the sense of food for sick persons at Oppian, Halieutica 1.301, with scholion.
Keywords: botany; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; medicine; tragedy
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 18 October 2009@13:50:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 18 October 2009@22:04:39.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; botany keywords; cosmetics) on 19 October 2009@03:11:01.
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