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Headword: *)aktai/wn
Adler number: alpha,1034
Translated headword: Aktaion, Actaeon
Vetting Status: high
[Genitive] *)aktai/wnos, a proper name.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the genitive plural of the related adjective] *)aktaioni/dwn. "You are one of the Aktaionid whelps." In the Epigrams.[2]
*)aktaioni/dwn [is spelled] with an omicron because of the meter.[3]
Greek Original:
*)aktai/wn: *)aktai/wnos, o)/noma ku/rion. kai\ *)aktaioni/dwn. tw=n *)aktaioni/dwn e)ssi\ mi/a skula/kwn. e)n *)epigra/mmasi. *)aktaioni/dwn dia\ to\ o mikrou= dia\ to\ me/tron.
[1] In Greek mythology. When Aktaion saw Artemis bathing, she changed him into a stag and he was killed by his own hounds. See Perseus Encyclopedia entry at web address 1.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.206.2; cf. alpha 1292, alpha 2175, (phi 787).
[3] A marginal addition in some manuscripts.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; mythology; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 February 2001@21:37:44.
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