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Headword: Ὀρθοτίτθιος
Adler number: omicron,580
Translated headword: upright-breasted
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A term applicable to] a virgin with upright breasts. Hence[1] also [comes the term] "suckling", [meaning] the [child] nursing at the breast.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὀρθοτίτθιος: ἡ παρθένος ἡ ὀρθοὺς τοὺς τιτθοὺς ἔχουσα. ὅθεν καὶ ἐπιτίτθιον, τὸ ὑπομάζιον.
Notes:
The primary headword, a very rare adjective, is almost certainly generated by Procopius, Secret History 10.2, on Theodora: παρθένον τινὰ καὶ τὸ δὴ λεγόμενον ὀρθότιτθον οὖσαν .
[1] i.e. from the second, commonplace element in the word.
[2] cf. epsilon 2705, epsilon 2707.
Keywords: biography; children; daily life; definition; food; historiography; history; women
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 24 November 2002@20:21:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 25 November 2002@03:58:58.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 22 November 2005@09:44:41.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 2 November 2007@23:40:23.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; another keyword) on 11 July 2013@03:40:49.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 11 July 2013@23:37:05.

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