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Headword: Ὀλυμπιάς
Adler number: omicron,215
Translated headword: Olympiad, Olympian Games
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A quadrennial contest.[1] There are 4 [sc. major] contests: Olympics, Isthmians, Nemeans and Pythians. There is also an expression Olympiasi,[2] that is “in Olympia”, where the games used to be held.
Greek Original:
Ὀλυμπιάς: τετραετηρικὸς ἀγών. εἰσὶ δὲ δ# ἀγῶνες, Ὀλύμπια, Ἴσθμια, Νέμεα καὶ Πύθια. λέγεται καὶ Ὀλυμπίασι, τουτέστιν ἐν τοῖς Ὀλυμπίοις, ἔνθα ἠγωνίζοντο.
Notes:
See also omicron 214..
[1] The Olympic Games may also be described as pentaetereis, occurring every five (inclusive) years (e.g., Pindar, Olympian Ode 10.57).
[2] A locative plural case form.
Keywords: athletics; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; religion
Translated by: Wm. Blake Tyrrell on 19 September 2005@20:52:06.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, note, keywords, status) on 22 September 2005@00:35:00.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 September 2005@05:48:18.
David Whitehead on 25 June 2013@03:33:49.

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