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Headword: Νυμφεύτρια
Adler number: nu,592
Translated headword: bridesmaid
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] she who is sent along with the bride by the [sc. bride's] parents. Also the newly-married [woman] and the wife; also an older woman, Penelope and Helen. Among Athenians also the mother of Zeus and the goddess at the waters.
Greek Original:
Νυμφεύτρια: ἡ συμπεμπομένη ὑπὸ τῶν γονέων τῇ νύμφῃ. καὶ ἡ νεόγαμος δὲ καὶ ἡ γαμετή: καὶ πρεσβυτέρα, Πηνελόπη καὶ ἡ Ἑλένη. παρὰ Ἀθηναίοις καὶ ἡ τοῦ Διὸς μήτηρ καὶ ἡ θεὰ ἡ ἐπὶ τῶν ὑδάτων.
Same entry in Photius nu283 Theodoridis (Hesychius nu715 has the first sentence only). Bernhardy added οἷον ἡ "like" before 'Penelope'; Naber, now followed by Theodoridis, preferred ὡς .
The headword occurs in Aristophanes, Acharnians 1056 (web address 1), but this (odd) material is not in the scholia thereto.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; gender and sexuality; mythology; religion; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 October 2009@00:49:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 15 October 2009@03:30:54.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 16 October 2009@01:04:55.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 18 June 2013@05:25:04.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 19 June 2013@00:13:12.


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