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Headword: Ἀλαλαγμός
Adler number: alpha,1059
Translated headword: shouting
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] victory hymn.[1]
Or a sound [made] by those who are more confident against those who are afraid.[2]
So ἀλαλαγμός [is] a raising of the voice. And with the dative [sc. is attested the related imperative] ἀλαλάξατε , [meaning] applaud.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἀλαλαγμός: ἐπινίκιος ὕμνος. ἢ φωνὴ ὑπὸ τῶν θαρραλεωτέρων κατὰ τῶν δειλιώντων. Ἀλαλαγμὸς οὖν ὕψωμα φωνῆς. καὶ δοτικῇ Ἀλαλάξατε, κροτήσατε.
Notes:
See also alpha 1060, alpha 1062.
[1] Same (rather restrictive) gloss in Photius and other lexica.
[2] Theodoret (PG 80. 1053a) on Psalm 26.6 LXX.
[3] Also quoted from somewhere, probably again the Septuagint: Psalm 46.2 has κροτήσατε χεῖρας, ἀλαλάξατε τῷ θεῷ . See also under alpha 2777 (gloss).
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 May 2000@01:11:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 10 June 2002@06:25:42.
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