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Headword: Θῆλυς
Adler number: theta,338
Translated headword: feminine, female
Vetting Status: high
In Homer it is formed like πῆχυς . "Hera being female".[1] Also "female horses": as if to say mares.[2]
But in the neuter [it is] θῆλυ .
Greek Original:
Θῆλυς: παρ' Ὁμήρῳ ἐσχημάτισται ὡς πῆχυς. Ἥρη θῆλυς ἐοῦσα. καὶ θήλεας ἵππους: οἱονεὶ θηλείας. οὐδετέρως δὲ θῆλυ.
[1] Homer, Iliad 19.97, with comment from the scholia there.
[2] Homer, Iliad 5.269, with comment (glossing the form θήλεας with θηλείας ) from the scholia there.
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; mythology; religion; zoology
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 12 August 2003@07:47:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 12 August 2003@08:01:21.
David Whitehead on 3 January 2013@06:43:49.


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