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Headword: *paiw=nos
Adler number: pi,885
Translated headword: paeon's, paian's
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of the hymn. But [sc. differently accented] *pai/wnos [means] of the doctor.
Greek Original:
*paiw=nos: tou= u(/mnou. *pai/wnos de\ tou= i)atrou=.
The primary headword is genitive singular of the noun paiw/n, an alternative form of paia/n (i.e. the song/chant/hymn addressed to Apollo: see LSJ s.v. II and cf. pi 836, pi 837, pi 838, pi 841, pi 842, pi 884; also Hesychius s.v. w)=nac *paiw/n, Etymologicum Magnum s.v. paia/n.
*paia/n is also the ritual epithet of Apollo the healer (LSJ s.v. I 2), an independent god of healing (*paih/wn in Homer; Iliad 5.401 and 5.899 at web addresses 1 and 2), or, as appellative, a physician (LSJ s.v. I 3); cf. pi 876, pi 881, pi 882, pi 883; also ps.-Zonaras s.vv. paih/wn, paiw/neion, Photius s.vv. paiw=nas, paiwnei=on and Hesychius s.vv. paiw=nion, *pai/wn, paiw/nia and paiw/nion.
Grimal P., The Dictionary of Classical Mythology, trans. A.R. Maxwell-Hyslop, Oxford 1986, s.v. Paean
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; medicine; meter and music; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 25 June 2007@17:58:28.
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David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 26 June 2007@03:28:43.
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