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Headword: Θυστήριον
Adler number: theta,621
Translated headword: frenzy-maker
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something that is] a stimulator.
Greek Original:
Θυστήριον: τὸ ὁρμητήριον.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras and, according to Adler, the Ambrosian Lexicon (433). The headword -- shown by the gloss to be neuter nominative/accusative singular rather than masculine accusative singular - -- is otherwise unattested, but probably related to an epithet of Dionysos, Θυστήριος , defined at theta 494 as being derived from the verb θύω in the sense of ὁρμᾶν ('stimulate', 'excite') rather than its more common sense of 'sacrifice'; but cf. also theta 623.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 16 February 2008@10:19:00.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified coding, set status) on 16 February 2008@12:32:59.
David Whitehead (addition to note) on 17 February 2008@07:39:37.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 January 2013@09:56:46.
David Whitehead (coding) on 28 April 2016@07:07:19.


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