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Headword: *(uperi/ona
Adler number: upsilon,296
Translated headword: Hyperion
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the sun, rising above [hyper] us.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] 'Hyperionides', [meaning] the same.[2]
Greek Original:
*(uperi/ona: to\n h(/lion, u(pe\r h(ma=s a)nate/llonta. kai\ *(uperioni/dhs, o( au)to/s.
[1] The headword is in the accusative case, evidently quoted from somewhere (probably Hesiod: see next note). Same or similar glosses in other lexica; references at Photius upsilon122 Theodoridis.
[2] Actually there is a distinction between the titan Hyperion (see Hesiod, Theogony 134 [web address 1] and Diodorus Siculus 5.67) and his son Helios, i.e. the Sun. For 'Hyperionides' see e.g. Homer, Odyssey 12.176 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; historiography; mythology; poetry
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 5 February 2010@14:02:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 February 2010@04:33:55.
David Whitehead on 22 November 2013@05:03:48.


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