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Headword: Θεοσέπτου
Adler number: theta,184
Translated headword: feared as divine
Vetting Status: high
"Of thunder [...] feared as divine", [meaning of thunder] sent down by the gods, which is somehow divine and revered. "Of thunder bellowing [and] feared as divine."[1] Aristophanes in Clouds [sc. says this].[1]
But Sophocles says: "for a divine disease would come." That is, [one] falling down on someone from a god. [He says this] about the madness of Ajax.[2]
Greek Original:
Θεοσέπτου: βροντῆς θεοσέπτου, ὑπὸ θεῶν καταπεμφθείσης, θείας τινὸς καὶ τετιμημένης. βροντῆς μυκησαμένης θεοσέπτου. Ἀριστοφάνης Νεφέλαις. Σοφοκλῆς δὲ λέγει: ἥκοι γὰρ ἂν θεία νόσος. τουτέστιν ἡ ἐκ θεοῦ κατασκήψασα εἴς τινα. περὶ τῆς μανίας Αἴαντος.
The headword adjective is in the genitive singular, extracted from the quotation immediately following.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 292 (web address 1), with fuller scholia.
[2] Sophocles, Ajax 186 (web address 2), with scholion.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; medicine; mythology; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 July 2007@01:10:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 23 July 2007@04:46:05.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 1 January 2013@04:48:57.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 4 January 2013@00:38:43.


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