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Headword: Αἴθων
Adler number: alphaiota,142
Translated headword: blazing
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Referring to] violent hunger. [So called] from a certain Aithon son of Helios;[1] [it was he] who chopped down Demeter's sacred grove and suffered due punishment and for this was was ever famished.
Greek Original:
Αἴθων: ὁ βίαιος λιμός. ἀπὸ Αἴθωνος Ἡλίου τινός: ὃς τὸ Δήμητρος ἄλσος κατέκοψε καὶ τιμωρίαν ὑπέστη ἀξίαν καὶ διὰ τοῦτο ἐλίμωττεν ἀεί.
Notes:
From ancient comment on Callimachus, Hymn 6 (to Demeter), which has the phrase λιμὸν αἴθονα at lines 66-67.
[1] Or (Toup) Aithon 'of Elis'.
Keywords: aetiology; botany; definition; ethics; food; geography; imagery; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 4 November 2002@06:30:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 5 November 2002@03:22:18.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 14 May 2012@07:23:44.
David Whitehead (another note) on 27 January 2014@04:46:17.
David Whitehead on 24 November 2015@03:42:47.

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