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Headword: *)wgu/gion
Adler number: omega,13
Translated headword: Ogygian
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] ancient,[1] old; or exceedingly large; or because Ogygos was the first to rule Thebes.[2]
Greek Original:
*)wgu/gion: a)rxai=on, palaio/n: h)\ u(perme/geqes: h)\ dia\ to\ *)/wgugon prw=ton a)/rcai tw=n *qhbw=n.
Same or similar material in Photius and other lexica. The headword adjective (see already omega 12, and LSJ entry is web address 1), here neuter singular, must be quoted from somewhere -- probably Hesiod, Theogony 806; cf. the scholia there.
[1] cf. epsilon 149.
[2] Ogygus' association with Thebes is first found in Pausanias 9.5.1 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mythology; poetry
Translated by: Paul Mathai on 9 April 2000@20:53:37.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Cosmetics; modified notes and links, set status) on 19 March 2001@13:58:36.
David Whitehead (added x-ref; cosmetics) on 26 February 2003@09:03:37.
Catharine Roth (augmented notes, raised status) on 4 September 2007@23:07:48.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 30 October 2013@09:22:57.
David Whitehead (coding) on 20 May 2016@07:27:03.


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