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Headword: *)/agxauros
Adler number: alpha,390
Translated headword: near-morning
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] frosty daybreak, [sc. so called] from having fresh air [aura] near.[1]
Homer [writes]: "a cold morning [wind] blows just before dawn".[2]
Greek Original:
*)/agxauros: o( paxnw/dhs o)/rqros, para\ to\ plhsi/on e)/xein th\n au)/ran. *(/omhros: au)/rh de\ yuxrh\ pne/ei h)w=qi pro/.
[1] For the 'near' part of this suggested derivation, cf. alpha 391, alpha 394. LSJ s.v., however, derive it from au)/rion, "morning". The adjective a)/gxauros occurs (of "night") in Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 4.111.
[2] Homer, Odyssey 5.469.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 27 March 1999@18:10:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and keywords) on 17 July 2001@09:57:28.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 29 April 2002@10:29:10.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; tweaks) on 9 January 2012@05:17:13.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 January 2015@22:49:45.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 January 2015@03:35:01.


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