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Headword: Πυθιὰς βοά
Adler number: pi,3129
Translated headword: Pythian shout
Vetting Status: high
The shout accompanied by the aulos.[1] The Pythian strain. Hence [the word] pythaules is also used.[2] This is what they used to call the paean..
Greek Original:
Πυθιὰς βοά: ἡ μετ' αὐλοῦ γινομένη βοή. τὸ Πύθιον μέλος. ἔνθεν καὶ πυθαύλης λέγεται. οὕτω δὲ ἔλεγον τὸν παιᾶνα.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 857, where the headword phrase occurs (web address 1).
[1] For auloi see generally under alpha 4447.
[2] See LSJ s.v.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; meter and music; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 February 2010@08:23:53.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 23 February 2010@21:30:33.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 24 February 2010@02:55:35.
David Whitehead (another note) on 1 December 2011@08:12:27.


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