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Headword: *)aero/en
Adler number: alpha,562
Translated headword: airy, cloudy, murky
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] great.
Greek Original:
*)aero/en: to\ me/ga.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras; longer one in Hesychius, who gives two other synonyms before the present one (me/lan, baqu/).
An oddity; possibly a gloss on the occurrence of the neuter singular headword in a writer using the Doric dialect. (The epic form is h)ero/en; cf. eta 126.)
In extant Greek the only possibility is Telestes [tau 265] fr. 1c.2 (= Page, PMG 805 = Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 14.617A [14.7 Kaibel]), where the headword is an emendation, for the transmitted a)erqe/n, by Bergk; it qualifies "breath" (in context of aulos-playing).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; meter and music; poetry
Translated by: Frederick Williams on 27 October 1999@06:01:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (Augmented note, added keyword.) on 27 September 2000@02:22:03.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword) on 1 May 2002@19:05:06.
David Whitehead (more headword options; expanded note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 12 January 2012@04:55:21.
David Whitehead (typo) on 9 February 2013@08:39:33.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 13 January 2015@23:44:39.
David Whitehead (tweaked a ref) on 14 January 2015@03:24:38.


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