Another Avatar of Mātariśvan? On the Hesychian Gloss Ἴθας, Ἴθαξ (ι 387 L)

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Another Avatar of Mātariśvan? On the Hesychian Gloss Ἴθας, Ἴθαξ (ι 387 L). / Massetti, Laura.

Proceedings of the 29th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. red. / David Goldstein; Stephanie Jamison; Brent Vine. Bremen : Hempen Verlag, 2019. s. 147–62.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskningfagfællebedømt

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Massetti, L 2019, Another Avatar of Mātariśvan? On the Hesychian Gloss Ἴθας, Ἴθαξ (ι 387 L). i D Goldstein, S Jamison & B Vine (red), Proceedings of the 29th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. Hempen Verlag, Bremen, s. 147–62.

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Massetti, L. (2019). Another Avatar of Mātariśvan? On the Hesychian Gloss Ἴθας, Ἴθαξ (ι 387 L). I D. Goldstein, S. Jamison, & B. Vine (red.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference (s. 147–62). Bremen: Hempen Verlag.

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Massetti L. Another Avatar of Mātariśvan? On the Hesychian Gloss Ἴθας, Ἴθαξ (ι 387 L). I Goldstein D, Jamison S, Vine B, red., Proceedings of the 29th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. Bremen: Hempen Verlag. 2019. s. 147–62

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Massetti, Laura. / Another Avatar of Mātariśvan? On the Hesychian Gloss Ἴθας, Ἴθαξ (ι 387 L). Proceedings of the 29th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. red. / David Goldstein ; Stephanie Jamison ; Brent Vine. Bremen : Hempen Verlag, 2019. s. 147–62

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abstract = "The ancient lexicographer Hesychius (ι 387 L) preserves an isolated tradition on a character named {\'I}thas or {\'I}thaks, namely: ‘herald of the Titans, Prometheus’. I propose that {\'I}thas and {\'I}thaks reflect substantivizations or transferred epithets, which can be traced back to IE *h2ei̯dh “to kindle,” cf. αἴθω “to kindle.” The association between ‘kindling / producing warmth’ and Prometheus results consistent with Prometheus’ role in the fire-myth. In Hesiod, he steals fire using a “hollow fennel stalk”; therefore, he is considered the inventor of fire sticks by later authors, (Diod. 5.67.2). The association between {\'I}thas/{\'I}thaks (: Prometheus) and the function “herald” can be understood referring to two striking traits Prometheus has in common with Mātariśvan, the protagonist of the Vedic fire-theft episode: Mātariśvan, who is often identified with the fire-god Agni, is called “messenger.” Furthermore, the discovery of fire is connected with the act of kindling, denoted by Ved. sam edh (cf. sam{\'i}dh “fire stick”), etymologically related to Gk. a{\'i}thō and, consequently, to {\'I}thas/{\'I}thaks.",
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