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English translation: Name of one of an unknown number of Thracian tribes or cults

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Greek term or phrase:bderetes
English translation:Name of one of an unknown number of Thracian tribes or cults
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17:44 Oct 29, 2002
Greek to English translations [Non-PRO]
Science / demography, paleopathology
Greek term or phrase: bderetes
EULIMENE ... Volume 1 (2000). Anagnostis Angelarakis, Aspects of demography and
palaeopathology among the hellenistic bderetes in Thrace, Greece,
Leslie Nordman
Name of a Thracian tribe or cult
Explanation:
There are four possible transliterations of 'bderetes' in ancient Greek: βδερετης, βδερητης, βδηρετης, βδηρητης. None of these mean anything in Greek. The word is probably Thracian, or of some related dialect (e.g., Illyrian, Phrygian), and no doubt it refers to a tribe or cult..
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Joseph Brazauskas
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Dear Answerer:

Thank you so much for answering my question. Also, thank you for doing it so quickly. This will materially help my research (no, it's not for profit, and it's not for a class).

(Now, if my blasted browser only supported Greek type faces! :-))

Gratefully yours,

Leslie Nordman :-)
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5Name of a Thracian tribe or cult
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Name of a Thracian tribe or cult


Explanation:
There are four possible transliterations of 'bderetes' in ancient Greek: βδερετης, βδερητης, βδηρετης, βδηρητης. None of these mean anything in Greek. The word is probably Thracian, or of some related dialect (e.g., Illyrian, Phrygian), and no doubt it refers to a tribe or cult..

Joseph Brazauskas
United States
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
Grading comment
Dear Answerer:

Thank you so much for answering my question. Also, thank you for doing it so quickly. This will materially help my research (no, it's not for profit, and it's not for a class).

(Now, if my blasted browser only supported Greek type faces! :-))

Gratefully yours,

Leslie Nordman :-)
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