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Headword: *)agelei/h
Adler number: alpha,190
Translated headword: Ageleie, Booty-driver
Vetting Status: high
[An epithet of] Athena.[1]
From the [fact of her] "driving booty", [a)/gein lei/an]; that is, as a soldier.[2]
Greek Original:
*)agelei/h: h( *)aqhna=. a)po\ tou= a)/gein lei/an: toute/sti stratiwtikh/.
See already alpha 185.
[1] Similarly glossed in the Etymologicum Magnum (where the same etymology is found) and Hesychius.
[2] This epic epithet is confined to Athena. The etymology "leader of the host" is also canvassed: see G.S. Kirk's note on Homer, Iliad 4.128, and M.L. West's on Hesiod Theogony 318.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: Gregory Hays on 23 June 1999@13:24:33.
Vetted by:
Samuel Huskey (Added keyword "epic".) on 25 September 2000@19:47:17.
David Whitehead (augmented headword; cosmetics) on 11 February 2001@10:14:11.
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added keyword, raised status) on 12 October 2007@22:40:32.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 29 December 2011@07:07:12.
David Whitehead on 18 August 2013@06:19:02.


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