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Headword: *semna/
Adler number: sigma,221
Translated headword: august [things]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] those which are honorable, and venerable.[1] "In accordance with a certain oracle he came bringing gods' sacred [objects] as august provisions for the migration." Aelian [writes this] in On Providence.[2]
Greek Original:
*semna/: ta\ ti/mia, kai\ seba/smia. kata/ ti puqo/xrhston h(=ke qew=n komi/zwn i(era\ e)s th\n metoi/khsin semna\ e)fo/dia. *ai)liano\s e)n tw=| *peri\ pronoi/as.
The headword, possibly (though not necessarily) extracted from the quotation given, is neuter nominative/accusative plural of the adjective semno/s; cf. sigma 222, sigma 224, sigma 227.
[1] For the first of these glossing terms cf. Hesychius s.v. semnh/; for the second, cf. Hesychius s.v. septa/.
[2] Aelian fr. 13 Domingo-Forasté (13 Hercher).
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 April 2011@00:39:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded notes; cosmetics) on 13 April 2011@03:03:32.
David Whitehead on 23 December 2013@04:10:57.


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