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Headword: *)alkuoni=tis
Adler number: alpha,1299
Translated headword: Alkyonis, Alcyonis
Vetting Status: high
and [sc. also attested is] Alkyonitis: the mother of Alkyon.
Greek Original:
*)alkuoni\s kai\ *)alkuoni=tis: h( th=s *)alkuo/nos mh/thr.
This may be in error for one of the several mythological figures called Alkyone (daughter of Aiolos, daughter of Atlas, daughter of Sthenelos, mother of Elephenor). Alternatively, it may derive directly from an unknown version of the origin of the kingfisher (see alpha 1298, alpha 1300) from her death (cf. Ovid, Metamorphoses 11.410-748).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology; women; zoology
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 10 May 2000@05:52:05.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 23 June 2002@22:43:48.
David Whitehead (modified headword and, as a corollary, translation; expanded note re Alkyone; cosmetics) on 11 June 2003@04:45:22.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 8 February 2012@05:25:02.


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