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Headword: *)agh/nwr
Adler number: alpha,223
Translated headword: manly, heroic
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the very brave man, or [one] admirable in courage. It also indicates the overweening and arrogant one.[1] It is also a proper name [Agenor].[2]
From the [phrase] a)/gan th=| h)nore/h| ["too much with courage"], which is to exercise bravery.[3]
Greek Original:
*)agh/nwr: o( a)/gan a)ndrei=os, h)\ a)gasto\s e)n a)ndrei/a|. shmai/nei de\ kai\ to\n u(perh/fanon kai\ au)qa/dh. e)/sti de\ kai\ ku/rion o)/noma. para\ to\ a)/gan th=| h)nore/h| o(/ e)sti th=| a)ndrei/a| xrh=sqai.
Same or similar material in other lexica (references at Photius alpha166 Theodoridis), and also in the scholia to Homer, Iliad 2.276.
[1] See already alpha 221, and generally LSJ s.v. (web address 1)
[2] There are half a dozen mythological figures of this name, e.g. A. the father of Europa (on whom see OCD(4) s.v. (p.38), and under alpha 222).
[3] = Etymologicum Magnum 9.43.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; mythology
Translated by: Nathan Greenberg ✝ on 19 November 1998@09:07:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added headword; modified and augmented notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 11 February 2001@12:00:23.
Catharine Roth (Added link.) on 4 March 2001@22:10:46.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 26 April 2002@06:11:02.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 14 April 2004@06:02:17.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacoding and other cosmetics) on 3 January 2012@09:57:12.
David Whitehead on 18 August 2013@07:16:55.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 29 July 2014@12:43:35.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 22 November 2020@00:22:09.


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