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Headword: Ῥύσιον
Adler number: rho,309
Translated headword: compensation, pledge
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Ransoming.[1]
[sc. Also attested is] ῥυπητήριον , [meaning something] purificatory.[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥύσιον: λυτήριον. Ῥυπητήριον, καθαρτήριον.
Notes:
cf. rho 306, rho 311, and esp. rho 308.
[1] Similarly glossed in other lexica, in reference to Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 858: there the headword, a neuter noun, is applied to Oedipus by Creon [Author, Myth] (web address 1).
[2] This secondary headword is attested only here in this form; LSJ registers it as ῥυπτήριον (presumably after Bernhardy). For the glossing, cf. Hesychius s.v. ῥύτορας : τοὺς θαλλοὺς τοὺς καθαρτηρίους .
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs; mythology; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 October 2010@01:26:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 October 2010@03:32:37.
David Whitehead (modified n.2, thanks to Dr Nick Nicholas) on 11 January 2011@03:30:17.
David Whitehead on 25 August 2011@06:35:55.

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