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Headword: *ai)/linon
Adler number: alphaiota,181
Translated headword: mournful, plaintive
Vetting Status: high
It is [used] equally to refer to a dirge and to refer to a hymn; [named] from Ailinos the [son] of Kalliope.[1]
Greek Original:
*ai)/linon: koinw=s kai\ e)pi\ qrh/nou kai\ e)pi\ u(/mnou e)sti/n: a)po\ *ai)li/nou tou= *kallio/phs.
Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
For the adjective ai)/linos see alphaiota 182, and generally LSJ s.v. Here it is either masculine accusative or more probably, as in alphaiota 180, neuter nominative.
[1] For Kalliope, one of the Muses, see kappa 234.
Keywords: aetiology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 21 November 2002@09:07:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; modified and augmented notes) on 21 November 2002@09:23:45.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 14 May 2012@09:29:04.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note) on 26 November 2015@02:57:44.


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