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Headword: Ôidon
Adler number: omega,28
Translated headword: singer
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] musician, harpist.[1] In the Epigrams: "having set up a bronze singer over a box-lyre."[2]
Greek Original:
Ôidon: ôidikon, psaltên. en Epigrammasi: chalkeon hidrusas ôidon huper kitharas.
[1] The headword (contracted from a)oido/s: cf. alpha 4402, and LSJ entry at web address 1) is in the accusative case, extracted from the quotation given.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.54.12 (Paulus Silentiarius), of a cicada. On the harp and "box-lyre", kithara, consult M.L. West, Ancient Greek Music (Oxford 1992) chap.3. Find further excerpts from this epigram, in which the cicada alights upon a lyre and continues the note from a broken string, at alpha 87, alpha 2994, kappa 2368, lambda 73, pi 670, and tau 877.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; meter and music; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Timothy McGovern on 10 April 2000@01:08:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords) on 11 May 2001@06:24:31.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, cross-reference) on 5 September 2007@22:43:23.
David Whitehead on 30 October 2013@10:24:10.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added cross-references) on 26 July 2023@23:50:34.


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