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Headword: Agênôr
Adler number: alpha,223
Translated headword: manly, heroic
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the very brave man, or [one] admirable in courage. It also indicates the overweening and arrogant one.[1] It is also a proper name [Agenor].[2]
From the [phrase] a)gan thi= h)nore/h|, which is to exercise bravery.[3]
Greek Original:
Agênôr: ho agan andreios, ê agastos en andreiai. sêmainei de kai ton huperêphanon kai authadê. esti de kai kurion onoma. para to agan têi ênoreêi ho esti têi andreiai chrêsthai.
Same or similar material in other lexica (references at Photius alpha166 Theodoridis), and also in the scholia to Homer, Iliad 2.276.
[1] See already alpha 221, and generally LSJ s.v. (web address 1)
[2] There are half a dozen mythological figures of this name, e.g. A. the father of Europa (on whom see OCD(4) s.v. (p.38), and under alpha 222).
[3] = Etym. Magn. 9.43.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; mythology
Translated by: Nathan Greenberg on 19 November 1998@09:07:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added headword; modified and augmented notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 11 February 2001@12:00:23.
Catharine Roth (Added link.) on 4 March 2001@22:10:46.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 26 April 2002@06:11:02.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 14 April 2004@06:02:17.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacoding and other cosmetics) on 3 January 2012@09:57:12.
David Whitehead on 18 August 2013@07:16:55.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 29 July 2014@12:43:35.


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