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Headword: *)/oneiar
Adler number: omicron,333
Translated headword: dream
Vetting Status: high
[o)/neiar means the same as] o)/neiron.[1]
"Ah great famous dream of the wise son of Battos: verily you were of horn and not of ivory." Instead of [using the word a)lhqh/s] 'true'; from the Homeric [saying], "for there are two gates of fleeting dreams."[2]
Greek Original:
*)/oneiar: o)/neiron. a)= me/ga *battia/dao sofou= peri/puston o)/neiar: h)= r(' e)teo\n kera/wn, ou)d' e)le/fantos e)/hs. a)nti\ tou= a)lhqh/s: para\ to\ *(omhriko/n: doiai\ ga/r te pu/lai a)menhnw=n ei)sin o)nei/rwn.
[1] The headword, illustrated by the quotation given, is an epic/poetic variant of o)/nar (omicron 326).
[2] Greek Anthology 7.42.1-2 (Diodorus); Homer, Odyssey 19.562. For the equivalence of e)teo/s and a)lhqh/s, see epsilon 3285. Callimachus was the son of Battos (see kappa 227), and his famous dream of the Muses is related in his Aitia.
Keywords: biography; definition; dreams; epic; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 December 2009@23:05:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 24 December 2009@04:16:53.
Aikaterini Oikonomopoulou (slightly amended translation;) on 8 June 2012@10:17:37.
Catharine Roth (tweaks) on 9 June 2012@12:49:15.
David Whitehead on 2 July 2013@03:37:00.
Catharine Roth (deleted link) on 2 July 2013@09:00:47.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 17 January 2021@19:35:48.


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