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Headword: Ὑπερβορέων
Adler number: upsilon,247
Translated headword: Hyperboreans
Vetting Status: high
Meaning far away. "May you send the hateful disease from the noblest king this very day as far as [the] Hyperboreans";[1] meaning far from him.
Greek Original:
Ὑπερβορέων: ἀντὶ τοῦ πόρρω. νοῦσον τὴν στυγερὴν αὐθημερὸν ἐκ βασιλῆος ἐσθλοτάτου πέμψαις ἄχρις Ὑπερβορέων. ἀντὶ τοῦ πόρρωθεν αὐτοῦ.
The headword, actually a genitive plural, is presumably extracted from the quotation (though there are numerous earlier instances).
[1] Greek Anthology 6.240.3-4 (addressed to Artemis). For the Hyperboreans see also upsilon 248.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; medicine; poetry; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 June 2004@01:56:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 16 June 2004@03:08:01.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword) on 21 November 2013@07:10:27.


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