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Headword: *)aga/stonos
Adler number: alpha,171
Translated headword: much-groaning
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] copiously moaning.
Greek Original:
*)aga/stonos: poluste/naktos.
Same or similar entries in other lexica; references at Photius alpha128 Theodoridis.
The headword adjective is used of Poseidon's wife Amphitrite (personifying the sea) in Homer, Odyssey 12.97 (web address 1), and in the Homeric Hymn (3) to Apollo 94 (web address 2); it is also attested in a general sense at Aeschylus, Seven against Thebes 99 (web address 3).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: definition; epic; imagery; mythology; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Gregory Hays on 4 June 1999@14:50:49.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Modified headword and keyword, added links) on 31 October 2001@10:12:18.
David Whitehead (expanded note; added a keyword; cosmetics) on 14 April 2004@05:35:23.
Jennifer Benedict (cosmeticule) on 26 March 2008@01:52:49.
David Whitehead (augmented note; another keyword) on 23 December 2011@08:49:34.
David Whitehead on 18 August 2013@05:55:48.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note and links) on 3 October 2013@00:53:22.


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