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Headword: *ai)/linon
Adler number: alphaiota,180
Translated headword: ailinon, dirge, dirge-like
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] type of lament and song.[1]
"This dirge-like inscription of Diodoran wisdom says that I have been struck for a short-fated woman in labor."[2]
Greek Original:
*ai)/linon: ei)=dos qrh/nou kai\ w)|dh=s. [ai)/linon] w)kumo/rw| me lexwi/di tou=to keko/fqai th=s *diodwrei/ou gra/mma le/gei sofi/hs.
See also alphaiota 181, alphaiota 182
[1] Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon and cf. the scholia to Sophocles, Ajax 627, where the headword occurs. Also attested in Aeschylus (Agamemnon 121) and Euripides (Orestes 1395). See also Pausanias 9.29.6-9, and lambda 570.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.348.1-2 (Diodorus). The Suda mss actually omit the headword adjective from the quotation; Kuster had to supply it
Keywords: definition; gender and sexuality; medicine; meter and music; poetry; tragedy; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 17 March 2003@15:05:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 18 March 2003@03:16:36.
David Whitehead on 14 May 2012@09:27:57.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 May 2012@01:23:21.
David Whitehead (expanded both of the notes) on 19 March 2015@12:03:08.


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