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Headword: *qeosulh/s
Adler number: theta,187
Translated headword: sacrilegious
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who robs sacred things.[1]
"Becoming a robber of sacred things and habitually overturning the very abodes of the gods and committing accursed murders [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
*qeosulh/s: o( ta\ i(era\ sulw=n. o( de\ qeosulh\s geno/menos kai\ ta\ e(/dh tw=n qew=n au)ta\ e)c h)qw=n a)nasth/sas kai\ fo/nous e)rgasa/menos e)nagei=s.
Note the specific ancient sense of sacrilege (theosylia, as here, or hierosylia), as opposed to the looser modern one.
[1] Similarly, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon. See also alpha 2571, pi 2879.
[2] Aelian fr. 127b Domingo-Forasté (124 Hercher); quoted already in part at delta 679.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 April 2007@11:50:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more x-refs; another keyword; cosmetics) on 24 April 2007@03:09:02.
Catharine Roth (rearranged notes) on 24 April 2007@10:48:01.
David Whitehead (added primary note; tweaking) on 1 January 2013@05:08:28.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 6 January 2013@02:28:12.
David Whitehead (coding) on 27 April 2016@11:07:24.


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