previous next
στεῖρα (B), , a cow or other animal
A.that has not brought forth young, “στεῖραν βοῦν . . ῥέξεινOd.10.522; “αἶγα στεῖρανPCair.Zen.429.15 (iii B.C.).
II. of women, barren, Diocl.Fr.29, LXX Ge.11.30, 25.21, Ev.Luc.1.7,36; Μοῖρα ς. AP7.468 (Mel.); “στείρῃσι γυναιξίOrph.L.459; of women past childbearing, Hp.Mul.2.127: metaph., στεῖρα διάνοια, φύσις, ψυχή, Ph.1.441,636,478.
2. not having had offspring, virgin, Lyc.670, Luc.Tim.17. (Cf. Skt. star[imacracute]s 'barren cow, heifer', Lat. sterilis.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
How to enter text in Greek:
hide References (5 total)
  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Homer, Odyssey, 10.522
    • Old Testament, Genesis, 11.30
    • New Testament, Luke, 1.7
    • Old Testament, Genesis, 25.21
    • Lucian, Timon, 17
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: