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Headword: Ποιμένων
Adler number: pi,3088
Translated headword: of shepherds
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of guardians; since also ποιμαίνειν ["to herd"] [is] the [verb that means] to take care of.
Greek Original:
Ποιμένων: κηδεμόνων: ἐπεὶ καὶ ποιμαίνειν, τὸ φροντίζειν.
From a scholion on Sophocles, Ajax 360, where the genitive plural ποιμένων is the manuscript reading -- though most modern editors print πημονάν [distress, grief], the conjecture of J.J. Reiske (1706-1774). See web address 1.
For the verb ποιμαίνειν , cf. pi 3087.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; tragedy; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 September 2004@17:44:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 19 September 2004@05:03:52.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2011@07:28:18.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 1 December 2011@12:28:27.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@06:43:43.


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