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Headword: Aoion
Adler number: alpha,4404
Translated headword: of dawn
Vetting Status: high
[Referring to the] morning star. Thus Aristophanes [uses the term].
Greek Original:
Aoion: heôion astera. houtôs Aristophanês.
The headword (accusative case) occurs in Aristophanes, Peace 836 and 837 (web address 1), and the gloss comes from the scholia there.
Doric form, corresponding to Homeric h)oi=os, Attic e(w=|os (epsilon 1893).
Aristophanes is referring to this Doric form in the first line of a dithyramb by Ion of Chios (fr.745 in D.L. Page, Poetae Melici Graeci), cited at delta 1029 (see note 3 there); cf. iota 487.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 August 2000@23:34:45.
Vetted by:
Robert Dyer (Raised status. Clarified reference to the poem and added cross references.) on 21 February 2002@15:15:13.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, improved link) on 21 February 2002@15:32:29.
Catharine Roth (betacode cosmetics, updated link, added cross-reference) on 15 December 2005@11:57:51.
David Whitehead (clarified aspects of notes) on 23 March 2006@07:17:01.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 18 November 2011@00:56:39.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 10 September 2015@08:32:58.


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