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Headword: Θῦσον
Adler number: theta,617
Translated headword: sacrifice
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"Six sacrifices used to be performed with animals -- sheep, pig, goat, ox, bird, goose -- but the [ox] made out of flour was the seventh sacrifice." Look also under 'seventh ox'.[1]
Greek Original:
Θῦσον: ὅτι ἓξ θυσίαι ἐξ ἐμψύχων ἐθύοντο, προβάτου, ὑός, αἰγός, βοός, ὄρνιθος, χηνός: ἐθύετο ἕβδομος ὁ ἐξ ἀλεύρου. καὶ ζήτει ἐν τῷ βοῦς ἕβδομος.
Notes:
The unglossed headword is the aorist active imperative from θύω ('sacrifice': theta 593); see already under alpha 238. Its (re-)appearance here is mysterious.
[1] beta 457, from which this material is repeated.
Keywords: agriculture; botany; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; food; religion; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 15 February 2008@04:39:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 15 February 2008@05:01:29.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2013@09:44:54.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 28 April 2016@07:05:22.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 23 December 2018@02:02:32.

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