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Headword: Anaklômenon
Adler number: alpha,1905
Translated headword: refrain
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] that which is being repeated.[1] As [exemplified] in the honorable Romanos the Melodist. "For you truly are the unapproachable light."[2]
Greek Original:
Anaklômenon: to apêchoumenon. hôs epi tou kurou Rhômanou tou melôidou. su gar huparcheis to phôs to aprositon.
Notes:
The translator gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Catharine Roth on this entry.
[1] The headword is present middle/passive participle, neuter nominative/accusative singular, of the verb a)nakla/w, here in effect functioning as a noun.
[2] Romanus Melodus, Hymn 16.5.10, 16.6.10 (with similar phrases ending the stanzas throughout the rest of the hymn). On the life and work of Romanos the Melodist, see the Catholic Encyclopedia entry at web address 1.
Reference:
Romanus, Melodus, Saint, Cantica. Edited by Paul Maas and C. A. Trypanis. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1963-70
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; poetry; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 10 June 2001@12:17:43.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and keyword) on 11 June 2001@01:30:20.
Catharine Roth (added reference) on 6 August 2001@10:59:37.
Catharine Roth (added a keyword) on 4 October 2005@11:32:09.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 15 July 2007@08:38:16.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword; cosmetics) on 23 February 2012@10:21:04.
David Whitehead (cosmetic) on 28 June 2015@09:13:59.

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