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Headword: Aphatoi
Adler number: alpha,4564
Translated headword: immense, monstrous
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning ones that are] great or astonishing. In the Epigrams: "three immense heads of Mainadian deer with blazing horns are laid up for you, Apollo."[1]
Greek Original:
Aphatoi: megalai ê kataplêktikai. en Epigrammasi: treis aphatoi keraessin hup' aithousais toi, Apollon, ankeintai kephalai Mainadiôn elaphôn.
The headword, nominative plural of this adjective, is extracted from the quotation given (on which see the next note).
[1] Greek Anthology 6.112.1-2 (Perses), where the adjective is Mainalian (i.e. from Mt. Mainalos in Arkadia); cf. mu 329.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; poetry; religion; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 December 2001@10:53:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keywords; cosmetics) on 6 December 2001@02:13:05.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 6 May 2012@08:37:12.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@05:03:32.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 22 July 2020@17:25:41.


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