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Headword: Θῆσθαι
Adler number: theta,370
Translated headword: to suck [milk]
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to milk.
Greek Original:
Θῆσθαι: ἀμέλγειν.
Notes:
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras and, according to Adler, the Ambrosian Lexicon. The headword is an isolated athematic present middle infinitive, quoted from Homer, Odyssey 4.89; see the scholia thereto, and generally LSJ s.v. θῆσαι (web address 1).
For the glossing term cf. alpha 1544.
References:
P. Chantraine, Grammaire homérique (Paris 1973) I.292
R.J. Cunliffe, A Lexicon of the Homeric Dialect (1963) 186, 190.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; food; gender and sexuality; women
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 25 February 2008@18:13:54.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 25 February 2008@19:10:45.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, added bibliography) on 25 February 2008@21:04:39.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 26 February 2008@03:08:06.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 11 March 2008@21:43:32.
David Whitehead on 3 January 2013@08:31:39.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 30 January 2015@23:48:10.

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