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Headword: Πυράφλεκτος
Adler number: pi,3195
Translated headword: fire-scorched
Vetting Status: high
When it means the marvel concerning the Mother of God, it is pronounced πυράφλεκτος , as in the verse "fire-scorched bush on the mountain."[1] But when it means the burning Chaldean furnace, it is given as πυρίφλεκτος , as in the verse "long ago the youths showed the fire-scorched furnace [to be a place] shedding dew."
Greek Original:
Πυράφλεκτος: ὅτε δηλοῖ τὸ περὶ τὴν θεοτόκον θαῦμα λέγεται πυράφλεκτος: ὡς ἐν τῷ, βάτος ἐν ὄρει πυράφλεκτος. ὅτε δὲ τὴν ἐξαφθεῖσαν Χαλδαϊκὴν κάμινον, λέγεται πυρίφλεκτος: ὡς ἐν τῷ, κάμινον παῖδες πυρίφλεκτον πάλαι δροσοβολοῦσαν ἀπέδειξαν.
Discussion of variant spellings of a compound adjective, repeated at pi 3223. Adler (who reports that the entry is lacking in mss AFV) attributes both quotations to 'the Byzantine age'. See further below.
[1] Canon 23 for August 20, ode 7 (Analecta Hymnica Graeca). Compare Exodus 3.2 LXX. The burning bush is traditionally regarded as a type of the Mother of God.
[2] On the Babylonian furnace, see e.g. beta 11.
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Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 September 2013@01:26:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 17 September 2013@03:39:28.
David Whitehead on 24 October 2013@04:06:32.
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