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Headword: Aiganea
Adler number: alphaiota,18
Translated headword: hunting-spear
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] javelin [made] entirely of iron.[1]
In the Epigrams: "Teucer the Arab dedicated [to Pan] the skin of a lion [...] and even his rustic hunting-spear."[2]
Greek Original:
Aiganea: akontion holosidêron. en Epigrammasi: antheto derma leontos Teukros Araps kautên agrotin aiganean.
The headword (which occurs in the accusative case in the quotation given) is the Attic form of an epic word, ai)gane/h.
[1] For glossing as 'javelin' cf. (e.g.) the scholia on Homer, Iliad 2.774, Hesychius s.v. ai)gane/as, Etymologicum Magnum 28.30. For the dubious addition 'entirely of iron' (a single word in the Greek) cf. zeta 97.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.57.3-4 (Paul the Silentiary); cf. alpha 369 (end), kappa 1144.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; military affairs; poetry; religion; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 September 2002@15:59:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 16 September 2002@03:05:49.
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