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Headword: *farmakeu/s
Adler number: phi,98
Translated headword: sorcerer, poisoner
Vetting Status: high
"Judging that these wine-bearers were poisoners and believing that those who were asleep had died, he killed the Aetolians."[1]
"[Antonina] having associated much with her parents' sorcerers."[2]
Greek Original:
*farmakeu/s. tou\s oi)noxo/ous tou/sde h(ghsa/menoi farmakei=s kai\ pisteu/santes teqna/nai tou\s kaqeu/dontas, tou\s *ai)twlou\s a)pe/kteine. farmakeu=si/ te patrw/|ois polla\ w(milhkui=a.
The unglossed headword, nominative singular, is presumably generated by the oblique-case plurals in the quotations given.
[1] An approximation -- the verb should be 'they killed' -- of Aelian fr. 76c Domingo-Forasté (73 Hercher); cf. pi 2678.
[2] Procopius, Secret History 1.12; cf. mu 306.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; historiography; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 24 September 2005@22:40:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 25 September 2005@06:45:55.
Catharine Roth (modified reference) on 27 September 2005@11:24:46.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 1) on 17 June 2011@01:12:24.
David Whitehead on 4 December 2013@06:50:20.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 10 January 2023@00:59:13.


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