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Headword: *kwkuto/s
Adler number: kappa,2230
Translated headword: Kokytos, Cocytus
Vetting Status: high
Name of a river. Or a dirge; wailing, lamentation.[1]
Agathias [writes]: "when these things had happened a dirge of countless people took hold, and constant moanings were heard, and a dirge-like and far-sounding voice."[2]
Greek Original:
*kwkuto/s: o)/noma potamou=. h)\ qrh=nos: o)durmo/s, kopeto/s. *)agaqi/as: tou/twn de\ gegono/twn kwkuto\s e)pei=xe muri/os, oi)mwgai/ te h)kou/onto qaminai/, kai\ fqe/gma qrhnw=des kai\ diwlu/gion.
[1] For these two senses see LSJ s.v.; also kappa 1530.
[2] Agathias, Histories 1.12 (p.40 Niebuhr). On diwlu/gion, see delta 1233.
Keywords: definition; ethics; geography; historiography; history; mythology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 March 2001@14:44:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 27 May 2001@06:58:25.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 17 November 2008@00:50:44.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 15 March 2013@04:44:01.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@14:46:19.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 12 January 2020@22:26:21.


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