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Headword: Θελκτώ
Adler number: theta,109
Translated headword: charmer
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning she who is] flattering.
Greek Original:
Θελκτώ: κολακευτική.
Note:
= Synagoge theta33; Photius, Lexicon theta69. The headword is unattested elsewhere, but may be a feminine anthroponym or theonym (which would explain the accentuation), or it may be instead a corruption of *θέλκτωρ , the (unattested) nominative form of the dative hapax θέλκτορι ('charmer'?), used adjectivally as an epithet for the goddess Peitho ('persuasion') at Aeschylus, Suppliant Women 1040 (web address 1). Either explanation would account for why the gloss here is feminine. See LSJ entry for θέλκτωρ (web address 2); and cf. generally theta 103, theta 108, theta 109.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; gender and sexuality; mythology; poetry; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 15 February 2008@16:39:57.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked link, cosmetics, status) on 15 February 2008@23:05:02.
William Hutton (tweaked translation, augmented note, added link and keywords, set status) on 16 February 2008@11:08:39.
David Whitehead (x-refs; cosmetics) on 17 February 2008@07:25:10.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 31 December 2012@04:54:28.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 1 January 2013@02:16:06.
David Whitehead (coding) on 27 April 2016@10:30:47.

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