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Headword: Θρησκεύει
Adler number: theta,486
Translated headword: worships
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Used] with an accusative. [Meaning he/she/it] venerates god(s), serves the gods.[1]
For it is said that Orpheus the Thracian was the first to prescribe the Greeks' mysteries. And honouring a god they called θρησκεύειν ["to worship"'], the invention being Thracian. Or from beholding god [θεὸν δερκεύειν ], which is to see [god].[2]
Greek Original:
Θρησκεύει: αἰτιατικῇ. θεοσεβεῖ, ὑπηρετεῖ τοῖς θεοῖς. λέγεται γὰρ ὡς Ὀρφεὺς Θρᾷξ πρῶτος τεχνολογῆσαι τὰ Ἑλλήνων μυστήρια. καὶ τὸ τιμᾶν θεὸν θρησκεύειν ἐκάλεσαν, ὡς Θρᾳκίας οὔσης τῆς εὑρέσεως. ἢ ἀπὸ τοῦ θεὸν δερκεύειν, ὅ ἐστιν ὁρᾶν.
Notes:
See also theta 487, theta 488.
[1] Same or similar glossing (minus the grammatical point) in other lexica; see the references at Photius theta218 Theodoridis. The headword must be quoted from somewhere.
[2] ps.-Nonnus, Scholia mythologica 4.69 (on Gregory of Nazianzus PG 36.1021b). For Orpheus see omicron 654.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; Christianity; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mythology; religion
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 2 March 2008@16:51:57.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented notes, added keywords, set status) on 3 March 2008@21:02:44.
David Whitehead (x-ref; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 March 2008@03:32:44.
David Whitehead on 6 January 2013@07:38:16.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 December 2014@00:43:52.
David Whitehead (tweaked a note; added a keyword) on 21 December 2014@04:17:01.

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