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Headword: Θοῦρον
Adler number: theta,420
Translated headword: rushing, bold
Vetting Status: high
[θοῦρον ] and [sc. also attested is] θούριος : [meaning] springing, quick, most/very warlike.[1] In the Epigrams [it is written]: "another of the Cretans was wont to be a bold man."[2] "Bold Ares drew [...] from the Argives and the Lacedaemonians."[3]
Greek Original:
Θοῦρον καὶ Θούριος: πηδητικόν, ταχύν, πολεμικώτατον. ἐν Ἐπιγράμμασι: ἄλλος ἀπὸ κράτας θοῦρος ἀνὴρ ἔθετο. Θούριος Ἄρης ἔσπασεν Ἀργείων καὶ Λακεδαιμονίων.
cf. theta 419.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica -- but καὶ θούριος , here, intrudes ungrammatically into what is otherwise an accusative singular (taken to be quoted from Homer) and its glosses.
[2] An approximation of Greek Anthology 6.126.2 (Dioskorides).
[3] Greek Anthology 7.244.1-2 (Gaitoulikos), abridged.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs; poetry
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 27 February 2008@23:21:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword, status) on 28 February 2008@00:48:56.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 February 2008@03:43:28.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword) on 4 January 2013@06:28:17.
Catharine Roth (expanded notes) on 10 December 2018@01:48:55.


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