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Headword: Ἀλαλαλαὶ ἰὴ παίων
Adler number: alpha,1060
Translated headword: alalalai ie paion
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Choral exclamation.[1]
Greek Original:
Ἀλαλαλαὶ ἰὴ παίων: ἐπιφώνημα χοροῦ.
Notes:
Paian, Paieon, or Paion is a title of Apollo as the god of healing; various forms of this exclamation occur as refrains in choral songs addressed to Apollo or Artemis; cf. generally pi 836, pi 837, pi 838, pi 841, pi 842. See also alpha 1059, alpha 1062.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 1763 (web address 1), where the headword phrase occurs. Compare Lysistrata 1291. Similar refrains occur in the Homeric Hymn to Apollo, 517; Aeschylus, Agamemnon 146; Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 154; Aristophanes, Acharnians 1212.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; medicine; meter and music; mythology; poetry; religion; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 February 2001@23:02:08.
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