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Headword: Θαλάμη
Adler number: theta,6
Translated headword: lair, den
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Also [sc. attested is] θάλαμος , [sc. meaning] a house, or bedroom.[1]
"As a thank-offering for my life, I dedicate to you a holy lair and this babbling, the cause of my escape from the beast."[2] And elsewhere: "may you fill waxen lairs with honeyed nectar."[3]
Greek Original:
Θαλάμη. καὶ Θάλαμος, οἶκος, ἢ κοιτών. ἱρήν σοι θαλάμην ζωάγρια καὶ λαλάγημα τοῦτο τὸ θηρὶ φυγῆς αἴτιον ἀντίθεμαι. καὶ αὖθις: ἐκ δὲ μελιχροῦ νέκταρος ἐμπλήσαις κηροπαγεῖς θαλάμας.
Notes:
[1] That is, different in meaning as well as in gender from the (unglossed) feminine headword θαλάμη ; but it is the headword that the following quotations aim to illustrate. See LSJ entry at web address 1.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.220.15-16 (Dioskorides); again at lambda 74 (q.v. for 'babbling', apparently a small drum).
[3] Greek Anthology 6.239.5-6 (Apollonides): following on from the extract quoted at theta 269.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: architecture; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; food; meter and music; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 12 December 1999@15:06:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 26 August 2001@10:05:04.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 27 April 2007@03:33:05.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; tweaks) on 21 January 2008@10:01:09.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 21 June 2011@11:29:35.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, coding) on 29 December 2012@22:21:40.
Catharine Roth (expanded notes) on 24 September 2018@01:15:25.

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